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When Android Is Secure Enough for the Enterprise

Published: 31 May 2018

ID: G00348786

Analyst(s): Rob Smith , Dionisio Zumerle , John Girard


Enterprises are increasingly looking at Android as an alternative to Apple iOS mobile devices, but concerns about security and support often act as roadblocks. We illustrate how security and risk management leaders should counter security concerns linked to fragmentation, with diligence.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate the Total Cost of Ownership Before Deciding That Android Is the Most Cost-Efficient Option
  • Ensure Your Android Devices Are Security-Patched and Up-to-Date
  • Configure Android Devices to Satisfy Security and Usability Requirements

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