Monday, September 24, 2012

IT Poobahs... "iPhone now as secure as BlackBerry"

For a long time BlackBerry was the de facto choice for businesses looking for a secure mobile device.

But BlackBerry appears to be losing its security advantage over the iPhone in the eyes of IT leaders, and in doing so giving up its last remaining advantage over Apple handsets in enterprise.

Since the iPhone launched in 2007 Apple has been slowly increasing security of iOS devices: adding 256-bit, hardware-based encryption for data stored on the device, widespread VPN support and limiting access that each app has to files and hardware resources on the phone. That’s in addition to its screening of all software on the app store and centralized control provided by third party mobile device management software. (more)