Enterprise-ready SAFE Galaxy S3 coming by July to five US carriers, other SAFE devices to follow 19 by Chris Smith on June 18, 2012 10:34 am 4 Samsung unveiled today a new Galaxy S3 model that’s going to be ready to securely satisfy the smartphone needs of business customers. The SAFE Galaxy S3 version will be available from five U.S. mobile operators carrying the handset at some point by July, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, with other SAFE handsets expected to follow in the future. SAFE stands for “Samsung Approved for Enterprise” and the new marketing brand will describe all those mobile devices made by Samsung which will be ready to support enterprise security standards. SAFE refers to a variety of features that will be available across a variety of Android OS versions “from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich” and probably beyond: Out of the box, the SAFE-branded Galaxy S III supports a full suite of enterprise-ready features and capabilities with support for 338 IT Policies. This includes on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. In addition to these SAFE features, the SAFE Galaxy S3 will not come with any changes when it comes to overall hardware, Android features and design. In order to convince potential business customers to purchase the new SAFE Galaxy S3 handset, Samsung is also kicking off a new promotion called SAFE2SWITH, which is basically a trade-up program that will let those business customers trade-in their existing Samsung or other smartphone for a SAFE device – in this case the Galaxy S3. We have no idea what other SAFE devices will be available from Samsung, but we’re surely going to keep you in the loop. In the mean time, are you buying a SAFE Galaxy S3 model?