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Syntonic

November 12, 2014 10:00 ET

Syntonic Works With Samsung to Make It Easier for Enterprises to Implement and Manage Employee Mobility Programs Deploying Samsung KNOX™

Syntonic's Connected Services Platform Enables Multi-Persona, Segmented Mobile Billing and Analytics for Enterprise BYOD and COPE Programs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - Syntonic, a sponsored data and connected services provider, today announced a solution for Samsung KNOX to make it easier and more secure for enterprises to manage employees' use of mobile devices and business applications, benefiting BYOD and COPE programs. Syntonic made the announcement today at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, where the company is presenting a technical preview of its cloud-based Connected Services Platform (CSP) for Enterprise™.

With Syntonic's CSP for Enterprise, KNOX Premium and Workspace devices will be enabled to provide segmented data billing as a value-add service for KNOX Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) providers, including Samsung's KNOX EMM. Syntonic's CSP for Enterprise is expected to be available for commercial deployment in the first quarter of 2015.

KNOX EMM vendors will be invited to participate in a pilot program in December for their enterprise customers' AT&T network-connected KNOX devices.

"We believe our integration with Samsung KNOX will play a significant role in accelerating the adoption of BYOD by businesses," said Syntonic CEO Gary Greenbaum. "The intersection of mobile workforce productivity and personal use for mobile devices has made it clear to CIOs and CFOs that work is no longer bounded by location; work can be performed anywhere, on any device."

CIOs have faced an all-or-nothing approach to funding wireless access expenses. With Syntonic's segmented billing, Enterprises can now take advantage of a simple solution that provides an à la carte approach to wireless access expenses. This simultaneously enhances employee productivity while reducing costs, which is appealing to CIOs and CFOs alike.

Syntonic CSP for Enterprise is built upon the company's in-network, cloud managed Connected Services Platform. With the inclusion of a Samsung KNOX client, Syntonic's connected services can support any application and web service deployed within KNOX's enterprise-hardened, secure workspace environment. Syntonic's client and back-end platform can be incorporated into approved KNOX EMM vendor solutions as a value-add service to increase mobile worker productivity, reduce network expense, and ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate policy.

The burgeoning prevalence of BYOD and the mounting corporate need to reduce capital expenditure require a border between personal and business use on mobile devices. KNOX provides the secure environment to differentiate work from personal use, and Syntonic provides the secure mobile access and billing services to support multiple KNOX user personas.

 "The charter of many CIOs is to enhance support for BYOD while boosting productivity and managing costs," said Bill Richter, former President of Isilon Storage Division, EMC. "Syntonic is addressing an enormous need within large and medium sized businesses to strengthen operational efficiency by their integration with the KNOX workspace. Syntonic, KNOX and EMM vendors will now have the tools to more effectively manage BYOD programs, increase workforce efficiency, and save money."

Syntonic's CSP for Enterprise is compatible with the entire range of KNOX 2.0 supported devices, including the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Note 4. At launch, the Syntonic service will support mobile network access to AT&T and Sprint (MVNOs), with additional mobile operators in the U.S. and abroad expected to be added in 2015.

Syntonic CSP for Enterprise Features

  • Separate billing that summarizes Enterprise and Personal use.
  • Privacy and insulation from Enterprise billing for all personal billing information.
  • Establishes and maintains a secure and reliable transmission channel between KNOX container applications and the mobile Internet.
  • Browser-based administrative console for device provisioning, assigning application access policies, and retrieving application-level network analytics.
  • Programmatic interfaces for all console services that allow for easy integration into IT workflows and EMM solutions, accelerating deployment and minimizing costs.

For more information, please contact Syntonic at info@syntonic.com.

About Syntonic
Syntonic is a platform service provider that bundles content with mobile data connectivity to enable commercial content-models for monetizing access on mobile devices. Syntonic provides multi-carrier sponsored data, and other connected services that create new revenue opportunities for content publishers, applications developers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, system providers, and others in the mobile value chain. As an in-network, cloud-managed service, the Syntonic Connected Services Platform supports any network application and mobile computing device without requiring any modifications to the device, application, or delivery network. For more information on how Syntonic can enhance your business, please contact: info@syntonic.com.

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