Samsung introduces enterprise security features for smartwatches
However, companies are wary of allowing their employees use wearable devices for sensitive files and corporate communication, as there are security concerns — the fact that the platform isn't yet widely spread means that manufacturers haven't developed a lot of ways to keep the device protected from hackers' eyes.
Well, Samsung wants to change this. At CES 2017, the company has announced that it has a new "Enterprise Mobility Management" (EMM) solution, developed by Samsung SDS.
The security suite works on Samsung's home-made operating system — Tizen — which means it's going to work on the Gear S2 and Gear S3. It allows companies to install their own corporate apps and also remote-manage the device (lock screen, wipe) in case it gets lost and stolen.
Additional features allow the users to extend battery life — EMM features toggles for GPS and NFC disabling / enabling in order to squeeze out the maximum life possible from the juicer.
The security solution is certified by the Common Criteria laid out by the National Information Assurance Partnership under the NSA, making it a dependable service. We are curious to see if this will actually cause certain companies to equip their employees with Gear S3 gadgets.