Gartner Research

Use These Comprehensive Best Practices to Manage and Secure Android in Your Enterprise

Published: 14 February 2013

ID: G00247839

Analyst(s): Song Chuang

Summary

Android's increased enterprise capabilities, many versions and surge in employee uptake make it crucial to understand and control these devices. IT staff responsible for enterprise mobility should use these guidelines to decide what to support and how.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Android Fragmentation
  • Android Malware
  • Android Security

Analysis

  • Specify Which Android Devices Are Approved for Use
  • Add Enterprise Support for Mobile Platforms Incrementally
  • Start Managing BYOD Android Access
  • Deploy an Anti-malware Solution
  • Enforce All Seven Baseline Security Policies
  • Carefully Consider Containerization Options
  • Consider the Android for Field Service and Asset Management, but Watch Out for the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld

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