Telefónica has signed an agreement with Samsung to include the manufacturer’s security platform Knox in its enterprise portfolio.

The deal will allow the Spain-based operator to become an authorised global reseller of Samsung Knox licenses to public sector and enterprise customers.

Knox allows users to create separate personal and work environments on their devices with encrypted work data protected by password and fingerprint verification.

The platform’s new version, which was updated by Samsung last month, gives IT managers the power to enforce policies and manage the work side of the device without affecting the user's personal side.

“This agreement reflects Telefónica’s commitment to provide innovative security solutions to its customers. With Knox, we are now in a position to bring the best mobile security solution for our enterprise, MNC and Public Administration customers who are using Samsung´s devices”, said Oliver Martínez, Director of Security and eHealth services at Telefónica.

Telefónica confirmed that it will offer Knox on a range of Samsung devices including the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and soon-to-be-released Galaxy S5.

Rob Orr, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Samsung Mobile Europe, added: “We are seeing a requirement in the market to combat security challenges and look forward to working with Telefónica to respond to the increasing convergence between consumer and enterprise technology.”

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