Telefónica expands security portfolio with Samsung

17 March 2014 | Sophie Donoghue

Telefónica has expanded its portfolio of services to include Samsung’s KNOX mobile security platform.

The Spanish operator will become an authorised reseller of Samsung KNOX licences to public sector and enterprise customers.

The solution is designed to fit with company BYOD policies and enables employees to separate work and personal data on their mobile device.

“This agreement reflects Telefónica’s commitment to provide innovative security solutions to its customers,” said Oliver Martínez, director of security and ehealth services at Telefónica.

“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,” he added.

In February this year, optical transport provider Infinera and Telefónica collaborated to demonstrate the use of software defined networking (SDN) to support Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) capabilities in a multi-layer environment.