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Samsung devices gain approval for use by UK Government

The UK Government has published guidance on using Samsung smartphones and tablets for use in the wider UK public sector.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd today announced UK Government security guidance for selected Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

CESG has issued Platform Security Guidance for Samsung Android as part of the Cabinet Office End User Devices Program.

Limitless possibilities for end users

Through the introduction of an extensive set of differentiated security and feature enhancements, Samsung Android smartphones and tablets provide limitless possibilities for end users while at the same time lowering costs and increasing security and 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 APIs to IT Admins including controls for data-at-rest and data-in-transit together with policy controls to configure devices such that they’ll be compliant with the security posture in IT environments.

Young Lee, executive vice-president of Europe for the company’s telecommunications operation, commented: “Samsung is delighted that CESG has recognised the commitment of Samsung Android as meeting the strict requirements mandated by UK public sector use.”

About the Samsung Android Platform

Samsung has built a comprehensive approach to making Android devices secure and manageable.

Samsung Enterprise APIs 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 visit: http://www.samsung.com/enterprise

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