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iPhone and iPad Enterprise Security Best Practices FAQs

Published: 27 October 2015

ID: G00290102

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle , John Girard


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 the risk of enterprise data leakage from iPhones and iPads.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • iOS Management Decisions Have an Impact on Enterprise Risk


  • 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?
  • Is AirDrop Secure?
  • What Are the Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements for iOS Devices?
  • Should I Use Touch ID With iPhones and iPads?
  • 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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