Gartner Research

iPhone and iPad Security Assessment

Published: 13 April 2012

ID: G00233334

Analyst(s): John Girard

Summary

Apple's security improvements through iOS 5 are beneficial to business users. Mobile security professionals should assess ongoing vulnerabilities according to the enterprise's risk tolerance, and implement Gartner's defense recommendations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • System Architecture
  • Baseline Security Features
  • Management Framework
  • Telecommunications Architecture
  • Default Security Policies
    • Consumer Device Policies
    • Enterprise Device Policies
  • Apple Documentation
  • Potentially Vulnerable Components and Services, and Recommended Actions
    • Jailbreak Vulnerabilities
    • EAS Vulnerabilities
    • Malware Vulnerabilities
    • Authentication Vulnerabilities
    • Data Encryption Vulnerabilities
    • Data Retrieval Vulnerabilities
    • Wireless Vulnerabilities
  • Final Recommendation

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