Gartner Research

Comparing Approaches to Mobile Security Strategies

Published: 12 September 2016

ID: G00297742

Analyst(s): Patrick Hevesi

Summary

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

Comparison

Analysis

  • 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

Guidance

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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