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Hype Cycle for Mobile Security, 2016

Published: 14 July 2016

ID: G00290241

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle , John Girard


Mobile security technologies move three times as fast as traditional IT technologies along the Hype Cycle, with some maturing and some becoming obsolete before plateau. Organizations must use caution to avoid unviable technologies and focus on usability and scalability in their selections.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Blockchain for Data Security
    • Digital Security
    • Unified Endpoint Management
    • Virtual Mobile Infrastructure
  • At the Peak
    • Content-Aware Mobile DLP
    • Data Backup Tools for Mobile Devices
    • Mobile Platform Health Checks
    • Trusted Mobile Environments
    • Mobile-Apt User Authentication Methods
    • Mobile Threat Defense
    • Mobile Vulnerability Management Tools
    • Microsegmentation (Software-Defined Segmentation)
    • Workspace Aggregators
    • Mobile Application Hardening
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Voice Protection
    • Protected Mobile Browsers
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Mobile Single Sign-On
    • Mobile Virtual Private Networks
    • Secure Texting
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Mobile Application Security Testing
    • User Authentication to Mobile Devices
    • Hybrid Mobile App Containers
    • Secure Web Gateways
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Data Disposal Tools for Mobile Devices
    • EMM Security
    • Network Access Control
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • BYOD
  • Entering the Plateau
    • EFSS
    • Mobile Device Virtualization
    • Mobile Data Protection for Workstations
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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