How to Secure Your Galaxy S6 with Knox

By Bill Hughes

Your Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a capability called Knox. Knox logically divides your phone into two modes: one for business use and the other for your personal use. You tap an icon and you’re in business mode. You tap another icon and you’re in personal mode. Switching between the two is instant, and Knox keeps the information from each mode separate.

This is a capability that is only of interest to you if your employer offers support for the service. Knox comes with three capabilities for the employer:

  • Security for the Android OS

  • Limitations on the applications that access the business side of your phone

  • Remote mobile-device management

This arrangement means that your employer can remotely control the business apps and potentially wipe the data on the business side at its discretion — but it has nothing to do with your personal information. The personal side remains your responsibility.

You may want to suggest to your company’s IT department that it look into supporting Knox. Doing so can take a burden off your back.