After what looks like a rocky start, Samsung’s Knox enterprise security service is going live in Canada by way of Bell Mobility. Right now Knox is limited to the Galaxy Note 3, but will be coming to the Galaxy S4 after a software update next month.
For those unfamiliar, Knox lets users bring in their own personal device to work, but also give IT administrators control and security over business data going through the device. Knox includes full support for file sharing e-mail, contacts, collaboration tools, and other CPN and mobile device management solutions.
Bell’s claiming a worldwide first here, and it’s certainly nothing to scoff at. The BYOD movement is something that’s been shouldering BlackBerry out of its enterprise niche, but interestingly enough, Knox mimicks BlackBerry’s Balance system in a lot of ways.
In any case, though this is a relatively limited release (even for Canada), it’s a good sign that Knox is finally ready to go after a lot of waffling. With any luck, businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere will have access to the service soon. Any Canadians wanting to get rolling with Knox can find more info at Bell’s landing page.