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iOS vs. Android: Which is more secure?

George V. Hulme | Jan. 30, 2014
When it comes down to actually protecting enterprise users, is one mobile operating system – Android or iOS – more secure than another?

Katz would largely agree, and argues that when it comes to allowing mobile devices on the network, it has to be something discerned device by device, or "managed" BYOD. "Certain devices get full access to the environment because of the controls you can have in place, while others would be given limited, or even no, access. That decision would be based on the basic security controls that can be placed on the device," says Katz. "This way people can choose whatever they want, but their access will be limited based upon what device they do choose," he says.

That's the ideal outcome for enterprises and end users alike: optimal security for enterprise apps and data and optimal choice in personal devices and applications for users. And with the recent security challenges that surfaced around consumer apps like Starbucks and Snapchat — it's a wall that's necessary before things get too much further out of hand.

 

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