The bring your own device (BYOD) trend is gaining traction among businesses now, according to a new report from secure mobile device management technology provider Zenprise. Zenprise concludes that companies are not only embracing the BYOD trend, they are beginning to implement the strategies and applications to optimize their mobile businesses, while blacklisting other apps like Facebook and Angry Birds. Here's the scoop.
The Zenprise report pulls from Q1 2012 data, which includes insights into which mobile applications are being blacklisted and whitelisted, as well as which mobile operating systems are most prevalent in the enterprise and which security policies are being implemented for mobile devices.
Some of the key trends in this report are as follows:
- Advanced capabilities are gaining traction
- IT administrators are becoming concerned more with device and data security, including securing and managing key corporate data
- In North America, the iOS platform leads in device enrollments in Zencloud with 52 percent
- An increasing number of customers are leveraging the Zenprise Enterprise App Store (EAS) to promote and distribute applications
- More diverse and sophisticated policy types are being leveraged by customers, including certificate services, GPS, and application restrictions
- The most commonly blacklisted apps, which are apps that the administrator has labeled as malicious or non-compliant, are Angry Birds, Facebook, Google Play, Dropbox, YouTube, Skype, Evernote and Cydia
- There were three times the number of applications blacklisted and whitelisted vs. Q4 2011
What Say You? Do you agree with Zenprise's findings? What BYOD policies and solutions have you found helpful?