Samsung has announced a series of initiatives targeting enterprise mobility, focused on security, productivity and choice. These solutions will be available starting with the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Starting with the Galaxy S7, Samsung 5s delivering Android for Work (AfW) hardened by Samsung KNOX. This allows AfW customers to realize the same core elements of hardware-backed protection that Government and other highly regulated industries receive when they use Samsung KNOX. Customers continue to preserve their investments and automatically benefit from the KNOX security platform.
“Samsung is giving enterprises and professionals the most productive and secure mobility experience available on the market today,” said Dr. Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software and Services, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “You gain next-generation innovation that can help bring you and your business to a new level of growth. The robustness of Android, the award winning security benefits of KNOX cannot be matched.”
Starting with the Galaxy S7, Samsung is also announcing the Enterprise Device Program (EDP). This multi-faceted program is designed to give businesses confidence in the purchase decision with respect to security and availability of the devices. There are two core components of the EDP:
Monthly Security Updates
In 2015, Samsung began working with industry partners and operators to distribute monthly Android security updates on Samsung Galaxy devices. Samsung has extended their security commitments to now include over 100 countries. These critical security updates include both Android core and Samsung specific security patches. This gives the global customer base assurances they will receive security updates in a timely manner to maximize device security and productivity.
"With Android for Work, we've invested a lot to make Android a trusted platform for people to use in the workplace. With Samsung further reinforcing the platform with KNOX and committing to monthly security updates, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be one of the best choices on the market today for enterprises," said Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP of Android, Chrome OS & Chromecast at Google.
Two-year Device Purchase Program
Samsung recognizes the need for enterprises to have a complete device lifecycle management program in place. Enterprise customers are now able to take advantage of a two-year purchase assurance program for select device models, starting with the Galaxy S7, giving them the ability to purchase the same device model up to two years from the device’s market availability. This program will simplify how customers define their fleet of devices and manage their refresh cycles.
More information on how companies can enable this program to maximize business mobility efforts will be available from Samsung offices.