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Mobile application security vulnerabilities
Mobile devices are often the subject of security discussions, but apps are usually the vectors for attacks. Bad data storage practices, malware, unauthorized access and a lack of encryption can shoulder some of the blame for leaked or compromised corporate data. Read Now
Dealing with mobile applications in the BYOD era isn't an easy task, especially because consumer apps don't always have the enterprise in mind and enterprise apps aren't usually the first choice among users.
But IT administrators looking to get a handle on mobile application security and delivery are in luck. With well-built enterprise apps, in-house app stores, mobile application management (MAM), mobile device management (MDM) and more, admins can wrangle, manage and secure workers' mobile app use.
1Building and delivering applications
Controlling application delivery is a good way to manage which apps workers use for which tasks. There are lots of delivery options, and if an app to accomplish a specific task doesn't exist, IT can build and deploy it.
Considering mobile app delivery options
A good mobile app delivery strategy can lighten the app-management burden on IT, and it can help workers get more done. Take a look at delivery options such as enterprise mobile app stores, app and desktop virtualization, and Web and cloud apps. Read Now
App stores control consumerization but can't do it all
Enterprise app stores make delivering and managing applications easier, but the stores are difficult to build and secure. Plus, enterprise app stores have to be easy enough for workers to access and use, otherwise they'll turn to consumer alternatives. Read Now
Don't rely on device app stores for everything
There are apps for just about everything these days, but not always the ones users need for complex, business-specific processes. When a task needs simplification and there isn’t an app store app that will do, IT can build applications in-house that are more tailored to business and users' needs. Read Now