Samsung’s Knox is a respectable solution for traditional employee smartphone and tablet management. And it’s not built for much else.
Samsung hardware paired with a Samsung device management solution may sound elegant and integrated, but in reality, you could be locking yourself in a golden cage. As the diversity of your device fleet grows, Knox will quickly become a roadblock to choice. One of the primary benefits of Android is its diverse ecosystem, both in hardware, the platform, and developer community. If you’re considering diversifying your fleet, go with a platform that is hardware and Android version agnostic. If you can see a future where your fleet isn’t 100% Samsung, Esper can open the doors Knox will close.
Traditional mobile device management (MDM) tools like Samsung Knox simply aren’t set up for always-connected, mission critical systems like point of sale, kiosks, and digital signage. They were never meant to deploy, control, or update these systems (let alone do it all remotely!) MDMs carry legacy interfaces and architectural baggage that will invariably slow you down every step of the way. Esper is built to supercharge your fleet strategy – using the power of DevOps.
"To support team members and customer experiences across our POS, tablets, and other devices, we needed a solution that worked for our next generation enterprise Android apps. Using Esper Foundation for Android (x86), we were able to keep our current hardware including peripherals. Esper was a true partner. Working with them allowed us to move fast, save money, and now we can make strategic decisions about what hardware we want to use."
"Esper helped us launch our Fusion connected fitness offering on three different types of hardware in less than six months. Their full stack connected fitness Android platform helped us test our application on different hardware platforms, configure all our devices over the cloud, and manage our fleet exactly to our specifications. They gave us speed, Android expertise, and trust that our application would provide a delightful experience for our customers."
"Traditional MDMs are only built for employee device use, but we also needed a solution for the devices we’re sending to our customers — for the devices they depend on to operate their businesses every single day. Esper’s Android expertise is a game-changer. Because that expertise is at their core, they can truly provide us with a technology partnership."
Our interface is modern, clean, and designed for human beings. We give you granular control every step of the way, letting you define your fleet’s devices, policies, software, and security to meet your specific needs. Leveraging Esper’s Cloud, APIs, SDK, and our Foundation OS, you can build powerful automations that will have an impact on your fleet from day one. There’s no MDM for that.
Nearly ¾ of organizations think their MDM solution is a problem—it’s too complicated or unfriendly, lacks support for their hardware (e.g. x86), and has a poor user experience.
If outsourced support is enough for your business, go with Samsung Knox.
Esper's deep expertise in Android spans from chip to cloud, ensuring your success whether starting from solution design or transforming an existing fleet. Apart from our vast library of documentation, our support offerings get you in touch with our Android and DevOps experts to help you keep innovating. From helping with hardware selection, to expertise around solution offerings, to unparalleled Android experts, Esper becomes part of your team.
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