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Samsung launches enterprise program for devices, starting with Galaxy S7

Samsung is hoping enterprises get on board with two-year buying cycles and monthly patches.
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Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Samsung has rolled out an enterprise device program that provides monthly security updates, a hardened version of Android for Work and a two-year purchase cycle.

Samsung's enterprise device program aims to simplify corporate buying procedures starting with the Galaxy S7, which was launched at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

Among the key points:

  • Android for Work will be hardened by Samsung's KNOX platform. Starting with the S7, Samsung said it will provide enterprises with hardware-enabled security that regulated industries have.
  • Under the enterprise device program, Samsung will provide monthly security updates for core Android and patches specific to its software.
  • Samsung will offer a two-year device purchase program that ensures enterprises can purchase the same model from launch. Samsung is hoping that enterprises will get on a two-year refresh cycle for corporate phones.
  • The company's B2B unit also offers services, custom apps and other products to surround its devices.

Previously: Samsung's Gear 360: Can it give virtual reality a business angle?

  • Samsung launches Galaxy S7, S7 edge: Is it worth an upgrade?
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