According to a survey conducted by Security firm Check Point, Corporations Prefer iOS Over BlackBerry and Android. The research that surveyed 768 IT professionals from the U.S, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan demonstrates that Apple’s iOS is the preferred mobile platform, especially for security Purposes.
89% IT professionals, questioned have smartphones or tablets connected to their corporate networks but Apple iOS is the most common mobile platform used to connect in corporate environments. IOS accounts for 30% of the devices connected, followed by BlackBerry with its 29% and Android’s 21%. The Windows Mobil Phone still accounts for 18% of the total connected devices.
71% consider that the addition of mobile devices on the corporate networks contributed to increased security incidents. However, Google’s Android is regarded the less secure among the platforms. It is considered to introduce the greatest security risks, the answer came from 43% of those asked.
Google is working hard to overcome the security risks of Android in order to suit the needs of businesses. There’s even a Security Enhanced version of the platform, released by the NSA, that aims at solving some of the problems related to security. However, the corporate world still thinks it is less secure than Apple’s iOS which is also less secure than RIM’s BlackBerry OS.