Samsung's attack on the enterprise starts now
As we pointed out to you last week, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the first of the manufacturers smartphones to have a SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) designation which will allow the phone will support 256-bit encryption, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Virtual Private Network and Mobile Device Management software and services. Samsung's own internal research shows that only 18% of corporations have a defined mobile strategy, 34% have some parts of a strategy in place while 42% are currently working on developing one. If the company's SAFE initiative can convince IT managers that Android can be secure and virus-free, the tech titan might be able to take on iOS and BlackBerry for enterprise users. In fact, according to the Financial Times, by the end of next year Android will be the most used mobile platform in the business sector.
source: FinancialTimes via electronista
2. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
So they handed out the GS3 source code a while ago, and now they want to talk about security? You can't do both.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
How does publishing the source code used on the GS III disqualify Sammy from claiming the GS III is a secure device? Publishing the source code is probably the best way to prove security. AES256 is a published specification. Are you claiming that AES256 is not secure?
9. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
It just makes it that much more easy for a hacker to exploit the phone when you give him a map.
15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
And if the map has no entry points? The reason encryption algorithms are published is to give peers in the encryption community a chance to poke holes in the algorithm. If the experts can't find a hole, there is less chance that a non-expert will find a hole.
8. bigdawg23 (Posts: 391; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Actually the way open source works is when an exploit is found, the community bands together to repair it quickly.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Not if Apple and Google have anything to say about it. The Feds have a secure handset initiative underway that is headed by Boeing. Boeing is building a version of Android that will meet the requirements of the secure handset initiative.
10. bigdawg23 (Posts: 391; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Wow that's a good one. They have come along way but still a ways to go. Besides you still have Jelly Bean coming and who knows what that holds for Android.
11. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
I'm sure Galaxy SIII sells more than all windows phone combined together including the coming windows phone 8 devices.
13. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Sales isn't related to enterprise you should be shame on yourself bring stupid
14. Immolate (Posts: 288; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
So Windows 8 Phone is going to improve upon the butt-ugly interface of its predecessors? I ask that question because people buy phones for a lot of reasons. If they don't find the interface interesting and appealing, they will seldom look much further.
I'm a big Windows fan dating back to Windows 386, but I have to tell you that I will never own a windows phone until the OS aesthetic is revamped into something that allows open-ended customization (like Android). This current monotone postage stamp approach is horrible: a look only a true believer could love. It makes me want to spit.
19. tedkord (Posts: 5263; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
He means 80386 processors, mid to late 80s. That was around when Win 1.0 was out, IIRC.
20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Ah! Windows with the tiled windows that is the genus of Steve's obsession with litigation as a means to market dominance.
4. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Every company has a right to do any kind of business as long it is not against the law. Samsung is one of them, they want to enter this kind of business. I hope tbey will be successful. We still can't say that it will fail or not, it's too early to judge. Other companies can do that also, it's how they will execute and implemented it.
7. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
Nice One Samsung, I'm Proud of you Guys for providing+fulfilling the needs+wants of your customers, this is the reason why I have been sticking to Samsung, they really do care for their customers.
12. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Yawnn.. Samsung giving themselves a certification, isn't that stupid ?
22. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Every company have their own certification.
18. tedkord (Posts: 5263; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Samsung can't beat the enterprise. They've got phasers and photon torpedoes and deflector shields and stuff..
21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh my gosh, i was thinking the same thing and i was about to make a pun myself. lol. xD