About KNOX containers

17 July 2024

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A KNOX container is a safe environment on a user's device that has its own desktop, launch panel, apps, and widgets. A KNOX container lets you isolate corporate apps and data from personal apps and data. A KNOX container is a component of the Samsung KNOX mobile solution.

Samsung KNOX is a mobile solution for configuring and protecting Samsung mobile devices running the Android operating system. For more details about Samsung KNOX, please visit the Samsung technical support website.

KNOX containers let you separate personal and corporate data on a mobile device. For example, it is impossible to use a personal mailbox to send a file that is located in a KNOX container. It is recommended to deploy a KNOX container if personal mobile devices of employees are used for working with corporate data.

To use KNOX containers, you must activate Samsung KNOX. After synchronizing a device with Kaspersky Security Center, the user of the mobile device will be prompted to install the KNOX container. Before installing the KNOX container, the user must accept the terms of the End User License Agreement from Samsung.

After installing the KNOX container, the KNOX icon KSM_knox_icon will be added to the desktop of the mobile device. Or the workspace will be added to the app list on the mobile device. To work with corporate data, the user needs to start the app from KNOX container.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android is not installed to the KNOX container and does not protect corporate data. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android does not detect the downloading of malicious files and block malicious sites in the KNOX container. You cannot control app launch or prohibit the use of the camera in the KNOX container. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android protects private data only. You can protect corporate data with the Samsung KNOX tools. For more details about Samsung KNOX, please visit the Samsung technical support website.

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