Last week Samsung launched a certification for handsets to be safely used in the corporate environment. With enhanced security and accessibility features this will help ease concerns of IT departments facing the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
The program is called Samsung Approved For Enterprise (SAFE), and according to Samsung, devices branded as such will:
“meet rigorous security criteria and are configured specifically with enterprise use in mind. The deployment of SAFE smartphones and Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets helps ensure that your organization’s mobile workforce is protected to the greatest possible degree through On-Device Encryption and Mobile Device Management (MDM)”
The Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung Galaxy Note will be the first such branded handsets.
Features offered by SAFE branded handsets include:
- “Desktop-like” central management
- Ability to remotely control and configure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as being able to push down or remove applications
- IT Policy enforcement
- Remote lock and wipe of devices
- AES 256-bit on-device encryption
- Supports various MDM systems (including Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) and VPN software
While as yet unavailable in the UK, the SAFE branded devices will be launching in the States later this month. More information can be found on Samsung’s website here.