Gartner Research

Choose the Right Architectures to Protect Mobile and Endpoint Devices

Published: 02 September 2015

ID: G00290869

Analyst(s): Charles Smulders, Ken Dulaney


Emerging mobile endpoint and security challenges have attracted new solutions with confusing (and often contradictory) sets of descriptions. End-user computing leaders need a firm grasp of the taxonomy of these terms, so they can make meaningful comparisons and plan for the future.

Table Of Contents


  • Enterprise Management Process Strategies
    • Consider PCs, Tablets, Desk Phones, Ruggedized Devices, Smartphones, Wearables and Others Together (Excluding the Internet of Things)
    • All Endpoint Devices Should Be Considered Untrusted
  • Application and Data Protection Architecture Strategies
    • Isolation Is the Primary Approach to Managing Enterprise Information on Untrusted Devices
    • Industry Terminology Must Be Understood Architecturally
    • Thirteen Enterprise Workspace Isolation Approaches Can Protect Assets
    • Expect to Use at Least Six of the 13 Techniques
  • Gartner's Enterprise Endpoint Management Taxonomy
  • Physical Isolation
    • Device Physical Isolation
    • Network Physical Isolation
  • Logical Isolation
    • Network Logical Isolation
    • Device Logical Isolation
  • User Interface
  • Other Related Terms
    • Containers and Containerization
    • Application Extensions (SDKs and App Wrapping)
    • Multipersona

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