PRESS RELEASE | Mobile Security
WidePoint enters into strategic alliance with Samsung SDS America
JAN 25, 2015 share
WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Samsung SDS America, Inc. (Samsung SDSA) . The partnership enables WidePoint Certificate-on-Device™ digital certificates for use on Samsung Galaxy S® devices, such as Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Further, WidePoint is announcing the integration of Samsung SDS Co., Ltd.'s (Samsung SDS) Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution with WidePoint's ITMS™ Telecom Lifecycle Management System.
WidePoint's next-generation identity management and assurance services provide standardized, high-grade credentialing capabilities across a growing number of communities of interest. The services offer an important next step for WidePoint's partners and customers in achieving a fully interoperable cyber authentication ecosystem across federal, commercial, and international markets, to ensure that only authorized and protected devices can access enterprise resources hosted in any private or public cloud environment.
With the tight coupling of Samsung SDS EMM solution with WidePoint Certificate-on-Device™, customers are able to deliver WidePoint digital certificates to Samsung devices that use Samsung KNOX. This combination creates the industry's only Android-based devices capable of safeguarding enterprise data with multiple layers of hardware- and software-based protection that meet U.S. Federal Government-defined secure credentialing capabilities previously unachievable.
WidePoint's digital certificates, stored in a secure hardware environment on the Samsung Galaxy S® devices as mentioned above, meet the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) standards for the highest levels of information assurance. Adding WidePoint's government-certified credentials enables the use of a device certificate for authentication, from the Samsung Galaxy S® devices, without the need to present a smart card, for a hassle-free user experience.
The integration between WidePoint's Intelligent Telecommunications Management System (ITMS™) and Samsung SDS EMM further adds convenience, efficiency, security, and enhanced control across a wide spectrum of enterprise wide mobile users. WidePoint's ITMS provides users with a secure, central portal to manage telecom expenses and inventory information, and now, mobile device management functionality provided by the solution Samsung SDS EMM.
WidePoint chief sales and marketing officer, John Atkinson, said, "WidePoint is committed to providing our customers with comprehensive, market-leading solutions that incorporate the best technologies available. Our partnership with Samsung SDSA enables us to do just that by offering their leading enterprise mobile management capabilities and integrating our digital certificates for use on Samsung Galaxy S® devices (as mentioned above)."
"With our government sector business continuing to grow, we're pleased to be partnered with a proven solution provider like WidePoint,"" added Mingu Lee, Vice President, Government and Finance at Samsung SDS America, Inc.
Steve L. Komar, chief executive officer & chairman of WidePoint Corporation added, ""WidePoint looks forward to continuing work with Samsung SDSA as we work to grow our Telecom Lifecycle Management and next-generation identity management offerings. Our strategic alliance partners are an integral component to our overall growth strategy and we believe our portfolio of Managed Mobility Solutions products and services will be beneficial to each of our organizations and our respective customers."
About Samsung SDS America, Inc.
Samsung SDS America, Inc. (Samsung SDSA) is one of eight regional headquarters representing Samsung SDS Co. Ltd. (Samsung SDS) in the global market. Samsung SDSA provides ICT services and IT solutions in the US market across industries including Retail, Financial Services and the Public Sector. Samsung SDSA specializes in enterprise mobility solutions as well as retail and enterprise learning and development solutions. Samsung SDS is the sole ICT services and solutions provider for Samsung Group and has been contributing to the Group's global growth for over 30 years. For more information, please visit www.samsungsdsa.com .
WidePoint (NYSE Mkt: WYY) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-delivered, enterprise-wide information technology-based solutions that can enable enterprises and agencies to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. WidePoint has several major government and commercial contracts. For more information, visit www.widepoitn.com .