Samsung’s Knox Suite, a powerful and adaptable mobile device management platform, has been selected by the Pontifical Swiss Guard (GSP) to modernize the technology and tactics used to protect the Pope and Vatican City.
The GSP, responsible for the Pope’s security since 1506, has adapted to the digital age by incorporating Samsung’s cutting-edge enterprise software and rugged devices.
The Knox Suite enables GSP IT administrators to secure, deploy, and manage devices quickly. The platform allows administrators to remotely manage device locations and wipe data if lost or stolen.
It also allows the organization to customize configurations and functionality based on changing needs.
In high-risk scenarios, the GSP can instantly share threat information across multiple devices while patrol leaders monitor the deployment of all members.
The platform consists of several key solutions, including Knox Mobile Enrollment, which simplifies device enrollment, and Knox Manage, which remotely restricts device content and non-essential applications.
Knox Manage can provide additional security and information protection in sensitive situations, such as the papal conclave.
Samsung Galaxy rugged devices such as the Galaxy XCover Pro and Galaxy Tab Active series have been added to the GSP arsenal.
These devices meet military specifications, offer IP68 water and dust protection, and provide reliable performance for the world’s most miniature army.
Samsung also provides ongoing support to ensure the GSP always has the best tools for the job.
By working with Samsung, the GSP can focus on its mission while moving confidently into the digital age.