Device users typically want their personal data and work data on one device. This requirement presents a challenge for enterprises, which need to ensure that:
Knox Workspace is an app container that provides enterprises with a solution to securely isolate personal and work data on one device. Protected by best-in-class hardware security, Knox Workspace provides IT admins with granular management policies. The Knox Workspace goes far beyond the standard data isolation provided by competitor container solutions.
The Knox Workspace benefits from many of the Knox platform security features. For example:
The Knox Workspace provides an IT admin with granular management policies to address the challenges of maintaining personal and work data on the same device.
With the isolation of work and personal data, a device user has access to two separate spaces. To increase productivity in certain situations, it is often required to share data from one space to another. For example, while using a phone app in the personal space, it may be necessary to call a work contact saved in the secure work space. With the Knox Workspace, an IT admin has the granular management policies to manage the import and export of data to and from the Knox Workspace. This data can include apps, files, clipboard data, call logs, contacts, calendar events, bookmarks, notifications, shortcuts, and SMS.
For liability and productivity purposes, an IT admin can't apply effective policies on a mobile device with both personal and work data. The Knox Workspace provides the IT admin the ability to configure and control critical functionality for the container only. An IT admin can enable or disable the following exclusively for the container:
With the isolation of work and personal data, the device user has access to two separate spaces. This dual access presents some challenges to quickly identify and access work data.
To enhance usability, the Knox Workspace provides an IT admin the ability to add work shortcuts to their personal space so they can quickly access work data. The Knox Workspace also provides an IT admin with the ability to set custom resources, such as work badges on app icons so a user can quickly identify their company’s work apps.
An enterprise IT admin must ensure only authorized people have access to work data inside container. The Knox Workspace supports advanced authentication mechanisms to meet all enterprise needs.
An IT admin can enforce and configure:
Additionally, an IT admin can lock the container to restrict access. This restriction is necessary when a device is out of compliance, lost, or stolen.