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Introducing Samsung KNOX Features in SureFox

Applies to:
Product SureFox
Platform Samsung Android

SureFox_KNOX

SureFox for Samsung Devices with Android 4.2.2 and above now is powered by Samsung KNOX. This means, for the mentioned devices, there is no rooting required to enable advance lockdown features like:

Disabling Other Home Screen
Disabling Safe Mode
Disabling Factory Reset
Disabling Multi Window
Disabling USB
Disabling Hardware Keys

With an inbuilt option - Enable Samsung KNOX, you can enable following lockdown features without rooting:

Features Details
Disable other Home Screen Disables all other installed Home Screen along with device's Default Home Screen.
Disable Safe Mode Disables users from entering Safe Mode using hardware keys on the device.
Disable Factory Reset Disables users from resetting device to factory settings. This is much helpful if you have allowed Settings as an allowed application and do not want the users to factory reset the device to come out of lockdown. Once this option is enabled, Factory Reset option gets grayed out.
Disable Multi Window Disables multi-window multitasking option on the devices.
Disable USB Disables USB usage of the device for following two uses:
-Mass Storage - restricts access to stored files on the device
-USB Debugging - restricts access to device using Command Prompt
Disable Hardware Keys Disables all the hardware keys of the device.

To access Samsung KNOX options in SureFox, follow below mentioned steps:

1. Access SureFox Settings

login_surefox

2. On SureFox Admin Settings Screen, tap Samsung KNOX Settings

samsung_knox_features

 3. Tap on Enable Samsung KNOX option to enable the lockdown options

enable_samsung_knox

To know more about Samsung KNOX, click here.

To download a trial version of SureFox, click here.

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