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A clear-eyed guide to Android's actual security risks

Bob Violino | Dec. 10, 2013
A knee-jerk no to Android in business is unnecessary, and an overly fearful security approach is actually risky.

When enterprise employees have a bad experience on their device, such as due to security-justified restrictions, they look elsewhere for enterprise productivity tools — and this can drive them to take risky actions such as using unauthorized file-sharing apps, Rege says.

"If you approach Android with a mindset of fear, you will create an experience users hate and one that ultimately undermines your security policies," Rege says. "However, if you approach Android with a productivity mindset, you will create a great user experience while keeping data secure."

The strategies and tools are there today to let at least current and recent Android devices be productive additions to your technology portfolio, joining your iOS and BlackBerry devices.

 

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