Gartner Research

Comparing Approaches to Mobile Security Strategies

Published: 12 September 2016

ID: G00297742

Analyst(s): Patrick Hevesi


New attack vectors from mobile devices pose an emerging risk to the enterprise. Enterprise IT security professionals, especially in organizations with high security or compliance needs, must have a defense-in-depth strategy to defend mobile devices from internal and external threats.

Table Of Contents



  • New and Expanded Attack Vectors
  • Jailbroken and Rooted Devices
  • Android Still the Largest Target, But …
  • Mobile Application Stores
  • Mobile Security Solutions
    • Built-In Platform Protection
    • Mobile Anti-Malware
    • Mobile Threat Defense
    • Mobile Application Security
    • Enterprise Mobility Management
    • Network-Based Security
    • Education and Training


The Details

  • Jailbreak, Rooting, Device Administration and Sideloading
  • Mobile Attack and Vulnerability Examples by OS
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Windows Phone and Windows 10

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