Which Mobiles Pose the Most Threat to Your Business?
The use of smartphones in business is now commonplace, but with a rapid rise in mobile security threats, these devices now pose a serious threat.
This reliance on mobile devices has moved the IT security challenge from the controllable arena of closed networks to an interconnected global business network that includes employees’ personal devices. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android remain the market-leading mobile operating systems and both bring new approaches to security; but which poses the most threat to your business?
In this article we will explore the following security features:
- Overall device control – app deletion, locking and passwords
- App Store/Play Store security and app permissions
- Exploit security and update frequency
- Malware protection
So, which poses the most threat to my business?
Overall it looks like Android takes the crown when it comes to posing the most threat to your business due to its’ fragmentation and open-approach to app development. However, this fragmentation is likely to decrease significantly in light of Project Treble, which will be rolled out on all new devices very soon.
When it comes to mobile selection, users often harbour a strong preference towards a certain brand, which can make policing difficult. To ensure complete protection, we strongly recommend installing robust mobile management software across your complete mobile estate. Microsoft EMS is a device-management and virtual-identity-management suite which allows maximum security and control for mobile devices. It helps protect your organisation’s data on handheld devices but also identify breaches before they cause damage. Contact our team today to discuss your options for protecting your mobile data