Samsung Electronics introduced the Samsung Knox Vault in response to the ever-changing trends in mobile phone usage. In a press release, Samsung presented the Samsung Knox Vault, a security technology equipped in the Galaxy S21 flagship series. Due to the pandemic, the number of users working from home increased, contributing to smartphone usage’s substantial growth.
With the growing mobile use, the risk of cyber attacks escalated, increasing the importance of data privacy and security. Samsung launched the Samsung Knox Vault to provide more robust support for mobile devices and user data. Daniel Ahn, Senior VP, and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Platform Center and Communications Business, presented the company’s newest security solution.
“We have made some great strides over the past few years, extending Samsung Knox, our defense-grade security platform, to billions of devices and introducing cutting-edge technology,” said Ahn. Since 2012, Samsung has been protecting their mobile releases by equipping them with the multi-layered Samsung Knox Security. According to Ahn, Samsung Electronics always targets to optimize their products and services, offering users the best possible mobile security. For an extra layer of protection, Samsung collaborated with Samsung Sys LSI and Qualcomm for the advanced Knox Vault solution. These companies made sure that the chip security platform met Samsung’s strict operation requirements.
Samsung Knox Vault
Samsung Knox Vault incorporates three key elements: the Secure Processor, the Secure Memory chip, and the Secure Software and Protocol. Samsung’s Galaxy S21 lineup features a new Secure Processor, which protects a device’s sensitive information through encryption.
Functioning as data storage, the Secure Memory chip isolates information and stops unauthorized access even at the software level. Lastly, the Secure Software and Protocol provides the connection between the Secure Processor and the Secure Memory chip. By combining these security solutions, the Knox Vault ensures the mobile device’s safety throughout its entire lifecycle.
Additionally, the South Korean electronics company added an embedded Secure Element (eSE), protecting sensitive data against cyber attacks. The eSE supports digital IDs and keys, and it received a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ rating. To date, eSE’s CC EAL rating is the highest certification acquired by a mobile component. Along with eSE, the lineup includes an Application Processor, a chipset that enables user information processing in mobile devices.
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