Gartner Research

Protecting Enterprise Information on Mobile Devices, Using Managed Information Containers

Published: 27 January 2014

ID: G00259536

Analyst(s): Eric Maiwald


Managed information container products are an option for protecting business information and applications on mobile devices, but their effectiveness depends on the use case. We examine the technology's strengths and weaknesses, and summarize the features of 21 major products available today.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Container Security Controls
  • Technology Changes
    • iOS 7
    • Samsung Knox
  • Use Cases
    • COPE
  • Applications
    • Resident Mobile Apps
    • Mobile Web Apps
  • User Experience
    • Native Interface
    • Using the Phone
    • File Sharing and Synchronization
    • Support
  • Market
  • Futures
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

The Details

  • Managed Information Container Details
    • Authentication
    • Encryption
    • Wipe
    • Authorization
    • Secure Communication
    • Content Control
  • Vendor Summaries
    • AirWatch
    • AT&T
    • Bitzer Mobile
    • BlackBerry
    • Citrix
    • Divide
    • Excitor
    • Fiberlink Communications
    • Fixmo
    • Good Technology
    • LRW Technologies
    • MobileIron
    • Mocana
    • Moka5
    • NitroDesk
    • OpenPeak
    • SAP
    • Symantec
    • Thales
    • Verizon
    • VMware

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