Samsung says its security system will be updated by December to detect corporate espionage.
The Korean giant, which is embroiled in a legal battle with Apple over alleged patent infringement, is now going after “corporate spying” by “slamming companies in the market with the new version of its security software”, Samsung’s vice president of communications, Chae Sang-jin, told reporters at the company’s Seoul headquarters on Monday.
Samsung’s software will also be updated to better detect malware and cyberattacks on the firm’s servers.
“We will update the software with the latest information and security measures, including new protections for the company,” Chae said.
Samsung says it is not a corporate spy but is in the process of upgrading its own software to protect against corporate espionage, and said it would start using its own system for data analysis as early as this month.
The company also said it will begin offering new encryption tools for customers that it sells to governments and other organisations.
“Our products are designed to meet the needs of the modern age, and we have a wide range of products that protect our customers and keep them safe from cyberattacks,” Chung Jin-hee, Samsung’s head of product management, said.
“If there are any new problems, we will make a public announcement and update the security of our products.”
Chae said Samsung is also working on a “back-end” for encryption that will allow it to use encrypted versions of applications, such as email, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, that it has developed itself.
Chae also said Samsung would soon launch a new software-defined encryption system that will offer encryption to all Samsung devices running Android, and that it would be available to all customers.
The security software will be offered by Samsung in the first quarter of 2020.