Published: 22 January 2012
Analyst(s): Eric Maiwald, Mario de Boer
Handheld devices, such as smartphones and tablets, contain powerful processors, memory, and communications capabilities that make them, in reality, small versions of desktop computers. Handheld devices frequently contain sensitive information, and therefore, they must be protected. In this assessment, Research Director Mario de Boer and Vice President Eric Maiwald compare and analyze the security controls of the most popular handheld-device platforms in an effort to inform enterprises as to how to manage the risks these devices present.
Summary of Findings
©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
All rights reserved.
Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates.
This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission.
It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact.
While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information.
Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such.
Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy.
Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity.
Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party.
For further information, see
Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.