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Longtime McAfee exec explains why Samsung’s Knox looks doomed to flop

25
Dec
2013

It’s been a rough month for Samsung’s Knox initiative, which has been hit with complaints from customers about delays and major reported security holes. One longtime veteran in the mobile security space thinks that these sorts of issues are part and parcel when it comes to launching your own mobile security platform for the first time, however. The bigger issue Samsung faces, he says, is that the company’s business model for Knox is inherently too limited to make it attractive enough for widespread corporate adoption. David Goldschlag, the former head of mobility at McAfee and current CEO of BYOD security vendor MobileSpaces, explains that Samsung’s Knox platform might not be as big a selling point for companies as Samsung is hoping

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