Gartner Research

Protecting Mobile Devices Against Malware and Potentially Unwanted Applications

Published: 04 March 2015

ID: G00271349

Analyst(s): Mario de Boer , Patrick Hevesi


Mobile malware numbers are growing. New attack vectors from mobile devices pose an emerging risk to the enterprise. Organizations with high security needs must have a strategy to defend against mobile malware and potentially unwanted applications.

Table Of Contents



  • New and Expanded Attack Vectors
  • Jailbroken and Rooted Devices
  • Android: The Largest Target
  • Mobile Application Stores
  • Mobile Security Solutions
    • Built-In Platform Protection
    • Mobile Anti-Malware
    • Mobile App Risk Management
    • Enterprise Mobility Management
    • Network-Based Security
    • Mobile Application Stores
    • Education and Training


The Details

  • Jailbreak, Rooting, Device Administration and Sideloading
  • Mobile Attack Examples by OS
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Windows Phone

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