Samsung to release SAFE smartphones for enterprise

Samsung to release SAFE smartphones for enterpriseOne 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.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 19, 2012 at 17:10

Why is that Bruce Willis/Russel Crowe clone on... oh, I see.


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