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July 2017

Mobile security trends: app containers, app wrapping for BYOD

One of the more important mobile security trends of recent years has to do with the flood of personal devices entering organizations through both formal bring-your-own-device programs and informal use of personal technology, which pose significant risks to enterprise security. While organizations traditionally relied upon mobile device management (MDM) technology to control both the apps installed on mobile devices and the security configurations of the device operating system, this approach does not offer the flexibility necessary for bring your own device (BYOD) models. Users do not want clunky corporate software that intrudes into their personal use of technology, and enterprise IT departments don't want the support burden that comes along with such heavy-handed management. App containers and application wrapping are gaining steam as more BYOD-friendly solutions for enterprises. How app containers isolate corporate data Application containerization seeks to build a secure enclave on a mobile device that serves as a safe ...

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