Samsung Angles for Stronger Play in BYOD
As more and more consumers make their smartphones their work phones, manufacturers are racing to beef them up for the rising demands of the job — and to catch up with the popularity of Apple’s iOS in the business sector. Samsung, the largest mobile handset maker, recently announced it’s developing a four-part security plan for its Android-based phones and tablets that would make it easier for companies to keep tabs on the Samsung devices in their BYOD stable.
Beefing up the security features on Samsung devices would seem to be a move to gain market share in the enterprise, where security concerns are especially pronounced. Apple’s iOS devices are regularly cited as the most popular in the enterprise market, while Android devices — with Samsung at the fore — lead the consumer space. By offering VPN connectivity, smart card encryption, and a “write once, deploy everywhere” security template for businesses, Samsung is looking to shed the shaky Android security reputation and gain traction in the workplace.
Read the ZDNet article here: Samsung Tailors Security for Enterprise Mobility Push.