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Apps and OS features for tablet security
Security features built into Android tablets -- screen locks, Find My Mobile and encryption -- are steps in the right direction. But you'll need third-party apps to really lock down devices. Read Now
Most mobile devices out there in "user land" run some version of Google's Android operating system. But that doesn't mean the OS is perfect for the enterprise.
When it first came out, the Android operating system was without very many enterprise features and the devices were geared towards consumers. In recent iterations of the OS, however, Google has added some better Android device management capabilities. Despite the move toward a happy friendship between the enterprise and Android, application malware and security concerns persist.
But allowing Androids in your company isn't necessarily out of the question. Take a look at the issues you could run into and check out the OS-native and third-party ways you can guard against those problems.
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