Samsung SAFE support with IBM Endpoint Manager

IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices provides a range of Android device management.  Samsung have extended this capability for their devices via Samsung SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise).

End users with Samsung Devices

Users simply install the IBM Mobile Client from Google Play.   Once the app is installed, it will also prompt the user to install the additional IBM Mobile Client for Samsung which provides the additional device support.

samsung mobile client safe

IBM Endpoint Manager Administrator

The administrator from within the IEM console, simply opens Mobile Device ManagementAndroid SettingsSamsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE).   They then select +New Profile, choose a name and select a profile type from the list below.  I’ve chosen System Restrictions in the following example:

IEM SAFE Console

Now select this Fixlet and click Take Action, and choose your Android device(s) you wish to configure.

There is quite a large list of Samsung SAFE settings in Version 1.0 + 2.0 available, so I put together a list of configuration settings from the console below:

Device Management with Samsung SAFE devices

  • Create ActiveSync Profile
  • Enable SAFE internal storage encryption
  • Application Blacklist
  • Restrict Roaming
  • Shutdown device
  • Certificate Import

Roaming Restrictions

  • Roaming Data
  • Roaming WAP Push
  • Roaming Account Sync

System Restrictions

  • Android Market
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Microphone
  • WiFi
  • Android Browser
  • Background Data
  • Backup
  • Bluetooth Tethering
  • Cellular Data
  • Clipboard
  • Factory Reset
  • Home Key
  • Mock Location
  • Near Field Communication Adapter
  • Non Market Apps
  • Screen Capture
  • SD Card
  • Setting Changes
  • Tethering
  • USB Debugging
  • USB Mass Storage
  • USB Media Player
  • Voice Dialer
  • WiFi Tethering
  • Youtube

Bluetooth Profiles

  • Outgoing Calls
  • Pairing the device with desktop computers
  • Data (files and network) transfer over bluetooth
  • Make the device discoverable
  • Discoverable only for devices that know its ID
  • Pairing with other devices

Samsung are now extending this management with Samsung Knox with the Galaxy S4,  which I’d certainly like to test at later date.


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