One of the few things BlackBerry phones still have going for them is the security element, which makes them a no-brainer for enterprise peeps.
However, Samsung is looking to carve a slice of enterprise action for itself, with a series of SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise – see what they did there?) smartphones aimed at BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) schemes.
That’s the good word according to The Verge, which reports that the Samsung Galaxy S III is first in line, and looks likely to be followed by the trusty Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Note.
The SAFE Galaxy S III in particular is tipped to launch on a range of US networks in July, and there’s some sort of trade-in program for qualifying handsets. It offers up to $300 towards a new SAFE device.
Seducing the enterprise chaps, we have on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync action, and support for VPN and Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems including those of Cisco and Juniper.
A recent report from Trend Micro suggested - surprise, surprise - that BlackBerry OS was the most secure of the mobile operating systems, with Android right down at the bottom – below iOS and Windows Phone.