Microsoft and Samsung team up to boost work phone security
Blog Article 04.09
April 16, 2024

I’m Lewis, the director of Shepherd IT. I had a passion for technology since I was a young boy, I excelled in IT and computer science at college and started my career as a technology analyst helping people with their businesses IT problems.

You’ve checked your pockets, your bag, under cushions… and then it hits you. You left your work phone on the table at the coffee shop.

You panic!

It’s not the device itself that’s got you worried, but all the sensitive business information stored on it. If that mobile ends up in the wrong hands, you’re facing a nightmare.

But that worry could be over. Microsoft and Samsung are joining forces to make your work phones safer. This month, they’re launching a groundbreaking solution to help protect anyone who uses a Samsung Galaxy device in the workplace.

How?

With a technique known as on-device attestation. It enables businesses to determine whether mobile devices have been compromised, even at the most fundamental level. Consider it a security guard for your phone.

Samsung contributes software and hardware breakthroughs, while Microsoft contributes endpoint management experience.

And, unlike other device attestation solutions, our solution operates reliably regardless of network connectivity or device ownership model.

This solution will be introduced concurrently with Microsoft Intune (formerly known as Windows Intune), a single endpoint management service for both corporate and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) devices. It will also be accessible on select Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets, particularly those labelled “Secured by Knox.”

So, whether you’re working from the office, a busy coffee shop, or a remote cabin in the woods, you can rest assured your device is safe.

In business, your phone is more than just a communication device. It’s a vault of sensitive (and valuable) information. And with Microsoft and Samsung on the case, that vault just got a lot safer.

If we can help you keep any of your devices more secure, get in touch.