Taking Back IT

Jan 10 2012   8:53PM GMT

Samsung: It’s better to be SAFE than sorry

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

LAS VEGAS — Two new Samsung devices, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab 7.7, will offer security and management enhancements for business users.

The devices, announced this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show, are the first to carry the Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE) tag. SAFE devices target the growing number of consumers using personal smartphones and tablets at work and the challenges IT faces in securing and managing these devices, Samsung said.

All SAFE devices will offer on-device, 256-bit encryption and integrate with leading mobile device management and VPN products, the company said. They’ll also have Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is an ultra-thin Android 3.2 tablet that will run on Verizon Wireless’ network. The Galaxy Note is a 5.3-inch Android 2.3 smartphone — sorry, no Ice Cream Sandwich here — that blurs the lines between phones and tablets. It will run on on AT&T.

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