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Multiple organizations are concerned about security on Android devices.  Moreover, as organizations are allowing their employees to bring their own devices, the management and security of all these devices is a challenge for IT organizations. 

 

SAP has joined forces with Samsung, which according to Gartner commands over 42.5 percent of the Android market globally, to find solutions to overcome the security concerns that organizations have when deploying Samsung Android devices. 

 

Last February at Mobile World Congress, SAP announced expanded Samsung For Enterprise (SAFE) Certification for the industry-leading SAP Afaria mobile device management solution.  SAFE certified devices are guaranteed to have met Samsung's security criteria and feature enhancements suitable for business use. When SAFE devices are managed by SAP Afaria, businesses will be able to effectively manage and secure large numbers of disparate users, bringing their own devices into the workplace from the most widely deployed enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution in the industry.

 

More at:  http://www.sap.com/global/unified/templates/press.epx?pressid=20512&query=samsung

 

Today, as Samsung rolls out the newest flagship Android phones the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 LTE; it has also extended Samsung For Enterprise (SAFE™) Certification for SAP Afaria for these 2 devices.  By doing this SAP Afaria becomes the very first MDM solution which acquired SAFE Certifications for Galaxy S4 among other MDM partners’ solutions. 

 

SAFE certified devices including Samsung’s latest model Galaxy S4, and SAP Afaria are guaranteed to have met Samsung’s security criteria, and such devices are specifically configured for enterprise use in the area of Exchange Active Sync IT Policy Control, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Email Configuration Policy, Application Management Policy, On-Device and external storage encryption.

 

I invite you to comment on this post about your experiences managing Samsung Android devices with SAP Afaria and also to visit us at SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando, where SAP will be showing how SAP Afaria can help manage Samsung Android devices.

 

SAPPHIRE NOW session is at the Mobile Campus Demo Theater MO408 on Thursday, May 16th at 1:30pm

 

If you want to learn more about the SAP and Samsung Partnership you can check the following information:

1.       Samsung - Partner Brief

2.       Samsung and SAP - Joint White Paper: Securing Android for the Enterprise

3.       Samsung and SAP - Joint Solution Brochure

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