It’s one thing to sell the most Android phones to consumers, but Samsung wants to make sure they are the Top Dog in Enterprise as well. We heard about SAFE earlier in the year. It stands for Samsung Approved For Enterprise and the Galaxy S III will be the first Samsung phone in the U.S. to get the SAFE designation. With the Galaxy S III and SAFE, you get support for 338 IT Policies, which includes on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. As BYOD (bring your own device) is adopted more throughout the Enterprise community, phones such as these make things a lot easier for IT departments.
To me the presser below implies that there will be separate models with the SAFE branding, but it’s not the case. All Galaxy S III’s will have the SAFE capabilities and that means you can buy it from any of the five major carriers (Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular). To further entice sales, Samsung is offering a Trade-In Program called SAFE2SWITCH to make it easier for users to make the switch to what is now the most popular Android phone in the world.
Full press release after the break:
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