By Yoon Sung-won
Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has received certification for its mobile security service KNOX from the governments of China and France.
The company expected that this will boost its presence in the mobile device markets in both countries' public and financial sectors.
"Samsung Electronics' KNOX has provided mobile security services for diverse platforms," said Samsung Electronics' mobile business division executive vice president Rhee In-jong in a statement. "The company has acquired government certifications in various countries based on our market leadership and innovative technologies. We will continue to offer a safer mobile environment to customers."
Samsung Electronics said it gained mobile security certifications from the China Information Security Certification Center (ISCCC) and France's Agence Nationale de la Securite des Systemes d'Information (ANSSI).
The ISCCC is China's state-run agency dedicated to information security standards and certification procedures. Samsung said its latest smartphone models the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 were used for the certification process.
It said the ANSSI tested its KNOX Workspace 2.3 and issued the Certification de securite de premier niveau, which is the agency's highest security certification grade.
Samsung Electronics has already acquired mobile security certifications from the governments of the U.K., Finland, Russia and the U.S.