Samsung SDS Wins GSMA Best Security Award

As you might expect, the GSMA announced the winners of a long long list of awards at Mobile World Congress last week. The winners of the inelegantly-titled Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution were Samsung SDS for the Samsung Mobile Security Management Suite. According to the announcement:

By combining Samsung SDS Nexsign, a highly secure multi-modal authentication solution that uses non-duplicative biometric data such as fingerprint, iris, voice, and facial recognition for convenient, reliable, and secure access to smart devices and applications, with Samsung SDS EMM, an enterprise mobility management solution for protecting and managing your mobile work environment from device management to application and data management, companies can keep their mobile devices secure without sacrificing convenience for their users.

People who actually read that quote may have noticed it did not make sense. Hopefully the panel of judges received a more coherent explanation of why this solution is good at doing whatever it actually does.

The Korea Times reports that Won-Pyo Hong, a senior Samsung executive, welcomed the award:

Samsung SDS was honored with the world-renowned award for its competence in mobile security that global companies are focusing on… We hope to be a good example for many domestic and international businesses that are keen to promote both security and user convenience.

And who can argue with that? Winning an award for being competent at mobile security is clearly a step up from apologizing for the inconvenience caused by exploding telephones and the embarrassment of a being caught in a massive bribery scandal.

You can see the complete list of award winners here.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
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Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.