RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced a distribution agreement to bring Samsung's industry-leading mobile security platform to the public sector market. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will make Samsung's Knox security software suite* available via its General Services Administration Schedule and SEWP contract vehicles. Carahsoft will also support Samsung's public sector channel organization by driving demand for Samsung Knox in government and education markets.
"Security is paramount to many government agencies and Samsung Knox is a defense-grade security platform that is perfectly suited to address the government's technology needs," said Keith Fuentes, Vice President, Knox Global Sales, Samsung Business. "Samsung Knox meets and exceeds the tightest security requirements and we're excited to be bringing this industry-leading solution to more U.S. government agencies through the GSA Schedule, SEWP Contract and our agreement with Carahsoft."
The GSA Information Technology Schedule 70 and the NASA SEWP are contract vehicles obtained by companies to sell IT products and services to the U.S. government, following a rigorous process in which the government carefully evaluates a company's proficiency and suitability for providing products and/or services to the federal government. The GSA Schedule is the largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government and provides direct access to products, services, and solutions from more than 5,000 certified industry partners. The SEWP contract consists of 146 prime contractors, including 120 small businesses and has an outstanding track record of serving up fresh technology for federal agencies.
"As the government continues to embrace enterprise mobility, ensuring platform security is a must," said Carahsoft vice president Terry Drinkwine, who oversees the Samsung Knox Solutions team at Carahsoft. "Samsung Knox offers a proven, highly rated and secure system for our government enterprise customers and we are pleased to add these solutions to our GSA Schedule and make them available to our reseller ecosystem."
Samsung Knox is an award-winning, defense-grade security platform that provides multi-level hardware and software security and container solutions with cloud-based enterprise mobility management services. Knox solutions* are available immediately through Carahsoft and its reseller partners via GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y and SEWP Contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B.
For more information, register for "Better Together: Government and Samsung Knox," a webcast sponsored by Samsung and Carahsoft at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016; or contact the Samsung Knox team at Carahsoft at 844-7SAMSNG (844-772-6764) or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Samsung Knox, please visit https://www.samsungknox.com/en.
*Knox Security Software Suite includes Knox Workspace and Knox Premium
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Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.
The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and distribute Samsung KNOX, VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.