Gartner Research

iPhone Security Assessment

Published: 16 February 2010

ID: G00173840

Analyst(s): John Girard


This research provides an overview of the security profile of Apple's iPhone smartphones, and lists Gartner's recommendations to defend against vulnerabilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • System Architecture
  • 3GS Security Features
  • Management Framework
  • Communications Architecture
  • Default Security Policies
    • Consumer Devices
    • Enterprise Devices
  • Documentation
  • Potentially Vulnerable Components and Services
    • Jailbreak Vulnerabilities
    • ActiveSync Vulnerabilities
    • Application Vulnerabilities
    • Authentication Vulnerabilities
    • Data Encryption Vulnerabilities
    • Data Retrieval Vulnerabilities
    • Lockdown Vulnerabilities
    • Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities

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