It’s the question every IT manager is asking. The short answer: there’s not a single consumer mobile operating system that offers all of the security and management capabilities that enterprises need—but they are getting better.
To get a complete picture of current mobile OS security holes and management challenges, I strongly recommend reading a timely new report developed specifically as a guide for IT managers. To conduct the analysis, industry analysts teamed up with Trend Micro’s CTO Raimund Genes and Cesare Garlati as well as other security experts. Together they rated the top four platforms based on 60 security and management criteria.
Their in-depth report, Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms, compares the most widely-used versions of BlackBerry OS, Apple iOS, Windows Phone, and Google Android. “The feature sets that IT managers should give high consideration to include: security certifications, device firewall, and support for virtualization, which are largely still missing.”
Read the full report to see how they rank. It also gives you a helpful guide for defining mobile roles and postures.
Do you think your mobile platform is ready for your organization?