Gartner Research

Samsung's Bid for Enterprise-Grade Security Shows Promise, but Needs to Mature

Published: 26 December 2013

ID: G00251814

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle , John Girard, Rob Smith

Summary

Samsung's mobile security developments have elevated enterprise interest to bring Android into the workplace. CIOs must assess critical security concerns before deciding if Android is ready for widespread business adoption.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Technology Description
  • Uses
  • Selection Guidelines
    • Can a Samsung-Only Android Strategy Satisfy Your BYOD Needs?
    • Can Your Organization Adapt to Using the Retail Samsung Platform for Business?
    • Is Your Organization Willing to Invest in Using SE Android for Business?
    • What Are Your Security Certification Requirements?
    • Do the Samsung Security APIs Allow You to Maintain a Mobile Policy and Security Baseline That Is Consistent With Your Other Platforms?
    • Does Your Organization Need Control of Execution Keys and Authorized Signatures, and How They Are Maintained in the TrustZone?
    • Do the New or Better Security Features Offered Provide Effective Enterprise Integration?
    • Are You Comfortable With the Inherent Risks of Android Rooting?
    • Are You Prepared to Sustain the Cost of a Single-Platform, Proprietary Container?
  • Policy Recommendations for Early Adopters

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