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Safeguarding Government Customers’ Data Topmost Priority: Samsung

"We want to build most secure devices for our customers and company is working towards this for the last six years," the executive noted

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

South Korean giant Samsung on Wednesday said it is developing more powerful, secure and flexible Android to protect its customers’ privacy and the topmost priority is to safeguard critical data that belong to its government customers worldwide.

The company said it would extend its multi-layered security platform “Knox” to all the devices and appliances to safeguard sensitive information against malware and hackers.

“Governments are our biggest customers in various countries so it becomes important to invest time in the security of critical data that may range from civilian to military. We work closely with the government customers to meet their specific requirements over privacy and security,” Nick Dawson, Director B2B Product Management Group Mobile Communications Business at Samsung, told IANS.

“We also consider privacy and security of an individual’s data out top priority. As the largest Android device manufacturer, we are focused on to develop more powerful, secure and flexible Android for the customers. The idea is to build further trust among the users for our devices and we have also collaborated with our partners in India to achieve the same,” Dawson elaborated.

“Knox” is built into both the hardware and software of Samsung’s latest devices. It constantly verifies the integrity of the device through a chain of security checks that begin at the platform level and extend to the operating system and detects any tampering to ensure that your data is always secure.

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The new Samsung S10 phones are displayed Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Samsung is hailing the 10th anniversary of its first smartphone with three new models that it hopes reverses a sales slump in an industry recycling the same ideas. VOA

The platform includes different components of device security, ranging from varying levels of device configuration to a firmly controlled military-grade mobile security platform.

“With ‘knox’, we have placed several layers of security into the heart of computing devices, securing content from hardware to software,” the Samsung executive noted.

“With the introduction of 5G globally, the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices would definitely grow and with this, the threat of malware attacks would also increase. We are extensively working to create better solutions to protect IoT-driven products with the ‘knox’,” added Dawson.

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The ‘knox’ platform helps companies ensure that the devices used by employees have isolated personal and business data environments to prevent sensitive company information, in case of risk of loss or theft.

“We want to build most secure devices for our customers and company is working towards this for the last six years,” the executive noted. (IANS)

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Samsung Announces its Partnership with Paisabazaar.com to Offer Financial Products

The feature uses advanced predictive algorithms to provide the most suited lender to customers and significantly improve their chances of loan approval, the company claims

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

South Korean tech giant Samsung on Tuesday announced its partnership with Paisabazaar.com, an online marketplace for financial products in India.

Paisabazaar.com will now support Samsung Pay to provide users with a one stop solution to their financial requirements.

“Users can apply for credit cards and personal loans from the platform. The move will enable existing and potential users to get the benefit of opting for a host of financial services,” the company said in a statement.

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Arvin Baalu, vice president of product management at Harman International, talks about the Samsung Digital Cockpit during a Samsung news conference at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2019. VOA

The feature uses advanced predictive algorithms to provide the most suited lender to customers and significantly improve their chances of loan approval, the company claims.

“Samsung Pay has been designed to be the smartest and most convenient method to make digital payments almost everywhere. Our partnership with Paisabazaar.com has helped us create a holistic platform that gives them the comfort of opting for various financial products besides using it as a payment platform,” said Sanjay Razdan, Senior Director-Services Manangement, Samsung India.

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Naveen Kukreja, CEO and Co-founder, Paisabazaar.com., said: “Paisabazaar’s integration with Samsung Pay is a natural fit as it will provide users with a platform that is equipped to give them a variety of quick financial solutions. Our seamless, transparent and end-to-end assistance, combined with industry first ‘chance of approval’ feature will significantly help customers in getting quicker approvals and disbursals.” (IANS)