Gartner Research

iPhone and iPad Enterprise Security FAQ

Published: 24 March 2014

ID: G00260439

Analyst(s): John Girard , Dionisio Zumerle


iOS is the most-used mobile OS in enterprises today in mature markets. IT mobility and security managers need to make important decisions about security management of iOS devices to minimize risk of enterprise data leakage from iPhones and iPads.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • iOS Management Decisions Have Impact on Enterprise Risk
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Should IT Supervise iOS Devices?
    • Should I Use a Shared Apple ID?
    • Who Should Own the Apple ID?
    • Should I Allow iTunes and iCloud Backups?
    • What Is AirDrop, and Is It Secure?
    • What Are the Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements for iOS Devices?
    • Should I Use Touch ID With iPhone 5s?
    • What Are the Security Concerns Related to Siri?
    • Is the iOS Keychain Secure? Where Should I Store My Credentials?
    • Now That Apple Provides "Managed Open In," Do I Still Need to Invest in a Container for Sensitive Apps and Data?
    • Now That Apple Has a Per-App VPN, Are Enterprise Apps Secure on the Internet?
    • Is the Apple iTunes App Store Malware-Free?
    • Should I Update Devices With the Latest iOS Version as Soon as It Comes Out?

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