Is Samsung's SAFE certification actually useful or is it just a marketing ploy?

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Probably a little bit of both.  One of the main problem with implementing security protocols with Android devices is that fragmentation makes it hard to say if what works on one device with function properly on another.  You can do what your policies dictate with pretty much any device, but it can take a lot of effort with a large workforce.  By having some uniformity, at least among devices from one manufacturer, it should make it easier to approve and configure the Samsung devices.  SAFE means that "AES 256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Exchange ActiveSync, and support for virtual private network (VPN) and mobile device management (MDM) solutions" are all baked in.  I personally like the NFC feature that lets Galaxy IIIs exchange docs et al easily and securely, but that will become the norm shortly as even low/mid-range devices are starting to feature NFC.  

 

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