Knox E-FOTA Advanced
This section describes the key differentiating features of two Knox E-FOTA editions: Knox E-FOTA Advanced and Knox E-FOTA on MDM.
NOTE—Knox E-FOTA One is the third and latest Knox E-FOTA edition. For information on its features, see Knox E-FOTA One. For a feature comparison between all Knox E-FOTA editions, see Compare the Knox E-FOTA editions.
Knox E-FOTA Advanced features
Knox E-FOTA Advanced provides the convenience of an independent Knox E-FOTA Advanced admin portal, which includes a monitoring dashboard.
With Knox E-FOTA Advanced, there are two server options:
- On-premise service for dedicated host-based FOTA service
- Cloud-based service
|Selective OS version||Select an OS version to be deployed to the devices, and prevent updates to OS versions that have not been verified with internal apps.|
|Forced update (silent)||Deploy OS updates to devices without requiring user interaction.|
|Scheduled update||Set a specific date and time range (for example, non-business hours) to download and install an OS update.|
|Forced update (critical)||Allow the user to postpone an update (with a maximum delay duration) during an ongoing critical job. The user can't decline the update. Learn more about the difference between a silent forced update and critical forced update.|
View the status of update operations through a dashboard.
|Independent web console||
Perform administrative tasks at www.samsungefota.com.
NOTE—Knox E-FOTA Advanced requires a client app to be installed on the users' mobile devices.
Use an in-network or dedicated host-based FOTA service. Learn more about Knox E-FOTA Advanced's On-premise service.
Have the option to retry when updates fail.
|Network bandwidth control||
Deploy firmware updates within a set maximum bandwidth.
|Wi-Fi only mode||
Save on cellular usage costs by restricting downloads and updates to occur only through Wi-Fi.
|Android OS support||
Knox E-FOTA Advanced supports Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) and later.
Knox E-FOTA on MDM provides the following features for enterprises that already have an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) or MDM application. With Knox E-FOTA on MDM, the server is a cloud-based service embedded in each MDM implementation.
|Selective OS version||
Select an OS version to be deployed to the devices, and prevent updates to OS versions that have not been verified with internal apps.
|Forced update (silent)||
Deploy OS updates to devices without requiring user interaction. Learn more about the difference between a silent forced update and critical forced update.
Set a specific date and time range (for example, non-business hours) to download and install an OS update.
|Android OS support||
Knox E-FOTA on MDM supports Android OS 7.0 (Nougat) and later.
Read more about which MDMs are supported by Knox E-FOTA.