Samsung Galaxy Microsoft Intune

Today, Samsung and Microsoft announced their partnership to improve mobile device security for enterprise customers. In general, mobile device attestation works on managed devices as it is server-based and requires network connectivity. Actually, the entire device must be enrolled into the corporate system. This new solution from Samsung and Microsoft works on both managed and unmanaged devices regardless of ownership.

As part of this partnership, on-device, mobile hardware-backed device attestation will be available on all recent Samsung Galaxy devices which are protected by Microsoft Intune. So, enterprises can now enable employees to bring their own device (BYOD) to work with the same level of security as company owned devices.

With this partnership, the first mobile hardware-backed device attestation bridges the consumer and the world of work, allowing people to safely bring their personal devices to work.

“Samsung’s industry-leading hardware and software solutions, coupled with the power of the Microsoft Cloud and Intune, uniquely position us to empower defenders with end-to-end capabilities to help stop sophisticated bad actors and improve Zero Trust security posture,” said Michael Wallent, CVP Microsoft Security  Management. “With this partnership, we are committed to continuous innovation that will ensure the most security-minded organizations have the best possible mobile device protection.”

Intune and Samsung Knox device attestation can be used alongside Intune’s MAM capabilities.

This new solution will be available to customers in the August release of Microsoft Intune and is applicable to select Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets, including “Secured by Knox” devices, with Android 10 OS or later.