Xamarin, the leader in mobile application development solutions, today announced a new collaboration with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to enable enterprise developers to integrate Samsung’s mobile security platform, KNOX, into Xamarin mobile applications. This will enable enterprises to deploy and secure Xamarin-based mobile applications on the Samsung KNOX-enabled mobile devices.

With over 500,000 developers using its solution, Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. Xamarin’s solution enables businesses to reach all major devices with apps from a single code base. Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end secure mobile platform solution designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for both enterprises and consumers. Samsung KNOX provides hardware and software integrated security for advanced data and privacy protection and allows consumers to use a single device for work and personal use with the ability to separate enterprise and personal environments. Combining the two technologies will enable developers to create high-performance native mobile applications and seamlessly deploy them within a secure hardened environment on mobile devices.

“Companies use Xamarin to create high performance native mobile applications across many devices,” said Nat Friedman, CEO and cofounder, Xamarin. “Protecting users against mobile threats on those devices is critical, and we’re pleased to announce our collaboration with Samsung KNOX for those commercial customers wanting an added level of security and protection for their mobile applications.”

“We are excited that Xamarin’s large, worldwide community of mobile developers will now be able to take advantage of Samsung’s leading mobile security technology,” said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Together the two companies are empowering developers to create great mobile applications without limitations to performance or security.”

The growth of mobile applications and the rise of the BYOD model within enterprises have made security a paramount issue. The partnership between Xamarin and Samsung will allow the large and growing number of developers within the Xamarin community to develop mobile applications that can be deployed directly into the secure Samsung KNOX container. This will give enterprise customers the high performance mobile applications their users want within the tight security requirements organizations demand of their mobile devices.