Today, the workplace is defined by a fluidity of places and devices in a COVID-normalized world. This has brought on an exponential increase in cyber security risks, partly due to a surge of personal devices accessing the company’s network and data. This raises a serious challenge to organizations striving to support hybrid work and stay one-step ahead of cyber threat actors.
How real are these threats? Since the start of 2022 alone, the AV-TEST Institute has registered more than 40 million new pieces of malware.
Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), who often do not have the same level of security resources as larger organizations, are more vulnerable to cyberattacks. According to a 2020 study by PwC surveying SMBs based in Asia Pacific, more than half of the respondents reported attacks since 2018, with 76% of those businesses experiencing multiple cyberattacks, and more than 1 in 10 of those events originated from mobile devices or tablets.
With mobile devices remaining an integral tool for the hybrid workplace, the Samsung Galaxy Enterprise Edition smartphones and tablets will provide organizations of all sizes with robust yet easy-to-deploy endpoint solutions for more customization, control, and protection on-the-go.
The constant gripe with company-issued devices is that they are not as appealing as the latest consumer offerings. This is where the Galaxy Enterprise Edition shines – it offers a family of industry-leading devices that is loved, recognized and respected by consumers globally and is available in Galaxy XCover5 smartphone.
Here are three ways that the Galaxy Enterprise Edition will bolster your organization’s hybrid and field work strategy.
1. Consolidated Knox solutions for secure and streamlined device management
Anchored from the chip up, Samsung Knox is a unique combination of hardware and software solutions providing Samsung device users − both businesses and consumers − with multi-layered defences against intrusion, malware, and malicious threats.
It has achieved more global government security and third-party analyst certifications than any other device, platform, or operating system. Since its launch in 2013, Samsung Knox has secured over 1 billion Samsung devices and is being used to manage over 70 million devices daily.
Today, Samsung Knox has been deployed by leading organizations − including Prudential, Grab, Pepsico and Kia − to protect their mobile workforce.
The Galaxy Enterprise Edition mobile devices come with a complimentary one-year subscription of Knox Suite, a built-in security platform that is ready to use right out of the box. Knox Suite comprises a full set of end-to-end mobile management tools to allow business owners and IT administrators seamless and granular control over the devices, across security, deployment, device management and analysis functions.
2. Consistent and timely software updates and support
Galaxy Enterprise Edition provides up to five years of regular and consistent Security Maintenance Releases , including patches for Android OS and Samsung, so that you can be assured that your teams’ devices will continue to receive critical updates for the duration of the products’ lifespan. Being able to keep devices usable and up to date for longer also ensures that you get more value from your investment.
Included in Knox Suite is Knox Manage, which allows organizations to offer remote support when employees misplace their devices or need help with technical issues. To tackle the challenges of OS and firmware version management, Knox Enterprise Firmware Over-The-Air (E-FOTA), which pairs with Knox Manage, lets organizations do scheduled firmware updates, preventing app and OS compatibility issues due to unplanned firmware updates.
3. Enjoy peace of mind with at least two years of product lifecycle assurance
An enterprise deployment of devices typically involves a long process of budget planning, testing and implementation. Hence, it is important for organizations to choose devices with long lifecycles.
Galaxy Enterprise Edition devices are available for purchase for at least two years after their global launch, making it easier for IT teams to manage and plan for testing and deployment while maintaining device consistency across the fleet. Knox Suite’s Knox Mobile Enrollment also provides quick and zero-touch deployment for thousands of devices all at once into the corporate mobile device management (MDM) or enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution.