Orange Business links with Samsung for secure tablets

For many companies, the bring-your-own-device culture arrived through the back door and brought with it a number of advantages and opportunities as smartphones and tablets were shown to improve the productivity of employees.

However, the major disadvantage of BYOD is that it also raises massive security issues. To say it has been a headache for IT departments is something of an understatement.

To help address this issue, Orange Business Services now plans to work together with Samsung Electronics to help enterprises make better use of the opportunities that tablets can provide. The companies aim to achieve this by integrating Orange Business expertise in connectivity, services integration, device management and enterprise-grade security with Samsung's range of devices.

The key issue of security will be addressed by integrating Samsung KNOX, an end-to-end security solution that provides security enhancements from the hardware through the application layer, into Orange's Mobile Device Management solution.

The tablets will be targeted at companies across the Orange footprint in Europe, with a specific emphasis on Belgium, France, Poland and Spain.

"The tablet is revolutionising the enterprise market providing a new platform to rethink business processes," Orange Business Services CEO Thierry Bonhomme said in a statement. "The Orange Business Services-Samsung partnership enables enterprises to seize this opportunity and is part of our ambition to support companies' digital transformation."

For more:
- see this Orange Business Services release

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