SAMSUNG DEVICES GAIN APPROVAL FOR USE BY UK GOVERNMENT
UK Government publishes guidance on using Samsung smartphones and tablets for use in wider UK public sector
14th October, 2013, London, UK – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced UK Government security guidance for selected Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.
CESG today announced Platform Security Guidance for Samsung Android as part of the Cabinet Office End User Devices Program. Through the introduction of an extensive set of differentiated security and feature enhancements, Samsung Android smartphones and tablets provide limitless possibilities for end users whilst at the same time lowering costs and increasing security & manageability for IT administrators.
Samsung mobile devices running Android 4.2.2 or later offer the ability to fulfill UK Government requirements at information security classification level: OFFICIAL. Samsung extends comprehensive Samsung Enterprise API’s to IT Admins including controls for data-at-rest, data-in-transit together with policy controls to configure devices to be compliant with the security posture in IT environments.
EVP Young Lee, Executive Vice President of Europe Telecommunications Operation “Samsung is delighted that CESG has recognised the commitment of Samsung Android as meeting the strict requirements mandated by UK public sector use.”
About Samsung Android Platform: Samsung has built a comprehensive approach to making Android devices secure and manageable. Samsung Enterprise API’s are a way to standardise the OS across multiple software versions and products. Compatible devices, running Samsung Android 4.2.2 or later, offer the full range of enterprise-ready features and capabilities with support for over 397 IT Policies. This includes on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync™ and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.
For more information, see www.samsung.com/enterprise
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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