SOTI MobiControl Customers Can Use Samsung Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) for Free


Free. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Nada. Nothing.

However you want to say it, it’s free. SOTI is pleased to announce that Samsung Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) is now available at no cost to SOTI MobiControl customers.

Why has Samsung made the switch from paid to free? Mobile security is the primary reason.

The pandemic accelerated the remote work revolution for 90% of global organizations. Along with it came increased risks of threats or attacks which can compromise the safety, security and productivity of remote workers. For reference, the average cost of a data breach during COVID-19 is $4.24 million USD (it was $3.86 million in 2019).

According to Samsung:

It’s the best of all worlds: A world-class Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution combined with the powerful – and now free – security and management features of KPE which protect Samsung smartphones and tablets.

Free KPE Features at Your Fingertips

Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) is a set of features that can be accessed directly from the SOTI MobiControl console. SOTI has partnered with Samsung to integrate with KPE – using the Knox Service Plugin (KSP) – so all you need to do is enable these powerful features on the console with a license key.

This used to be a premium feature that you would have to pay for but now, the license is completely free of charge. With this recent pricing update, we’re excited to share that more businesses can now access these powerful capabilities at no extra cost. So, what’s stopping you?

Check out the infographic below to learn more about some of these capabilities.

Samsung and SOTI Infographic

SOTI MobiControl and Samsung Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE): Keeping Data Protected and Workers Productive

Using the Knox Service Plugin (KSP) fully integrated by SOTI MobiControl, organizations can access the latest features of KPE as a zero-day support channel.

Flexible Device Configuration

Almost every tab in each Samsung device’s settings menu is configurable from your SOTI MobiControl console, such as:

  • Display
  • Location
  • Language
  • Notifications
  • Side key usage
  • Wi-Fi access

Tune and adapt each device and deploy these settings over-the-air (OTA) to allow mobile workers greater and faster productivity.

DeX Configuration

Allow mobile workers to use their Samsung Galaxy smartphones as if they were laptops or desktop computers by connecting them to a monitor. On the big screen, it’s easier for them to open files, write documents, edit presentations and create spreadsheets.

And while mobile workers are utilizing DeX, you can still ensure the safety and security of devices and data by setting screen timeouts or allowing ethernet connections/docked usage connections only.

One-Click App Access

Instead of having end users swipe through screens to locate a business-critical app, use hardware key remapping to make them accessible and available with the push a single, pre-programmed key.

Battery Protection

Batteries are the lifeblood of any Samsung device and over-charging them shortens their lifespan. Battery protection mode allows you to stop devices from reaching a 100% charge when they’re left plugged in (82% of people leave their phones plugged in to charge overnight) and helps with:

Battery protection mode can be applied to your fleet of Samsung devices remotely as part of your SOTI MobiControl policy.

Keep Personal and Work Apps Separate on Corporate Devices

Since more and more employees are using work devices outside of working hours, organizations want a clear separation between third-party apps and corporate apps on fully managed corporate devices.

KPE defines an area on the smartphone or tablet where users can install personal, third-party apps. The corporate side of the device housing business-critical apps and sensitive data is protected using KPE’s government-grade security.

End users still get to use the personal apps they love while corporate information remains confidential and doesn’t end up on any third-party servers.

Get a Lot. Save a Lot. Do a Lot with SOTI and Samsung

Samsung Knox Platform for Enterprise delivers advanced security and management features that are more granular and unique.

And now, it delivers those features at no cost to you.

That, combined with the best-in-class management capabilities of the SOTI ONE Platform, ensures your Samsung deployments are protected, integrated, enrolled, supported and tracked the way you need them to be.

Want to learn more? Want to get started? Here’s how: