The Samsung Galaxy Note8: A Bigger, More Powerful Device for the Enterprise

There has been a long anticipated wait for the next version of the Samsung Galaxy Note line of devices. Announced today from Samsung Unpacked, we’re seeing big things from this latest

device. From the large, crisp infinity display to the S Pen that lets you easily express yourself, this device is one that will provide an amazing experience to both consumers and business users alike.

Samsung devices come with built-in capabilities that enable unique ways to deploy and secure them. The devices power a range of organizations—government, healthcare, retail/hospitality, education and financial services. With customizable solutions, Samsung innovations are a fit for every industry.

Samsung and VMware work together on a multitude of solutions to enable business users on the Galaxy Note8 device and to unify the mobile and desktop computing experience.

  • Knox Mobile Enrollment: The first step in managing mobile devices is to onboard them to deliver apps and resources to end users. To make sure this gets completed, it’s beneficial to make it as easy as possible for the end user and IT. So, Samsung has Knox Mobile Enrollment to bulk provision devices out of the box. As soon as the device is connected to Wi-Fi, everything needed gets automatically sent to the device, and the device is enrolled with minimal interaction.


  • Samsung_KnoxSamsung Knox: The Note8 features Samsung Knox, a defense-grade, hardware-based platform that protects the phone from the moment it boots up all the way through launching an app. When combined with VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management (UEM), the device is secured from the ground up with data loss prevention policies, remote actions and automated compliance and remediation.  The Knox Workspace, which can be deployed from AirWatch, isolates and encrypts just the work data, keeping it separate from personal apps and data on the device. Click here for more on Samsung Knox management.
  • Samsung DeX: With Samsung DeX (or desktop experience), users can plug in their device to the DeX Station, along with peripherals, and get a full desktop version of their device. Using VMware Horizon, organizations can deliver full screen virtual Windows 10 desktops to Note8 devices, making the device a portable, easy-to-use thin client. In addition to full-screen capabilities, users can also simultaneously run multiple Windows applications on screen. DeX was first available starting with the S8 and S8+, and we cannot wait to see how the Note8, along with its 10nm processor and 6GB RAM, can continue to enable efficiency and business mobility. Click here for more on DeX and VMware Workspace ONE.


  • E-FOTA: Now you have these new devices, how do you make sure that new OS updates won’t affect your company app or that devices all are updated to have the latest security patches? The answer is with Samsung Enterprise Firmware Over-the-Air (E-FOTA). VMware is working extensively with Samsung to integrate the E-FOTA feature with the AirWatch console so IT administrators can deploy these features alongside enterprise apps and policies. AirWatch integration with Samsung E-FOTA is expected to be generally available this fall.

The Galaxy Note8 will be available for preorder starting tomorrow. To hear how the Note8 will transform business mobility, visit Samsung at their Mobility Zone booth at VMworld (Booth 333), and check out their session to learn how Samsung and VMware are converging mobile and desktop management.

VMworld 2017 Breakout Session:
“One Device to Rule Them All: Samsung & VMware Converge Mobile & Desktop”
Add #ADV3370BUS via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.
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