RIM's Blackberry mobile phones continues to be the clear leader in cell stability with industry share leader Android mobile phone lagging badly, a "strengths and weak point" analysis in the 4 massive platforms has concluded.
Enterprise Readiness of Customer Mobile Platforms rated every single platform on the basis of numerous criteria, like common device security, app security, code signing, authentication, device wipe capacity, firewalling, and virtualisation, assigning every category a score out of 5. (See also "Smartphone Security: The best way to Maintain Your Handset Secure.")
Provided how lengthy it has been about, Android scored comparatively poorly, the younger Windows mobile comparatively properly. BlackBerry features a extended history inside the enterprise market place -- the other individuals emerged as customer platforms -- but will nevertheless really feel affirmed by its sturdy showing in manageability and corporate device manage.
"Although Android is now offered in far more current versions (four.x), version two.x is nevertheless one of the most widely deployed on current and new handsets. This can be a security threat in itself; there is certainly no central signifies of delivering operating program updates, which means that numerous users stay unprotected from crucial vulnerabilities to get a prolonged period," note the authors, echoing a sentiment that Google need to have grown exhausted hearing from about the business.
Notably, all the review has no direct connection to any with the platforms discussed and was researched by Altimeter Group and Bloor Study on behalf of security business Trend Micro.
"Against the developing, unstoppable backdrop of consumerisation and BYOD [bring your personal device], each and every mobile device is really a threat to enterprise," mentioned Trend Micro CTO, Raimund Genes.
"There is nonetheless a powerful 'consumer marketing' legacy in some quarters and this can be negating a number of the progress created on the enterprise front. Indeed, several of the attributes we've examined within the report are nonetheless firmly 'enterprise-unready.'"
RIM lately botched an announcement which appeared to draw back from customer device improvement in favour of its standard enterprise marketplace. The query is whether or not such a division is any longer meaningful in an age driven by the BYOD Trend Micro's report highlights. The the moment distinct customer and company markets could have merged into one particular.
1 winner could possibly be Microsoft, a organization with decades of expertise serving companies and a lot of well-liked enterprise software program to assist it push Windows Telephone.
Each Windows Telephone 7.five and Android two.three stay weak in core applications including company messaging, even so, scoring zero is practically every single category analyzed.