Akumina releases native enterprise mobile app support for iOS and Android

Digital workplace software solutions provider Akumina has announced product enhancements which offer native enterprise mobile support for Apple iOS and Android for its workplace customers globally.

The new product enhancements offer employees with increased ease to access appropriate enterprise applications and information – the advances allows access at any time, in any language and on any device – either via conventional responsive design or through native mobile app solutions on iOS and...

By Enterprise CIO, 17 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

SOTI looks to Linux mobility management support in latest release

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider SOTI has announced what is claimed to be the first solution managing mixed mobility and IoT deployments with support for Linux.

The Linux support is part of the latest update to SOTI MobiControl, the firm’s flagship EMM product. The company argues Linux mobility management support has been ‘largely ignored’, and where it does exist, been only partial and proprietary. 

The update will aim to “protect Linux devices against unauthorised...

By James Bourne, 26 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Google launches Chrome Enterprise subscription for greater business push

Google has announced the launch of Chrome Enterprise, a subscription service which aims to help organisations looking to roll out the search giant’s devices – and potentially help Google better infiltrate the enterprise market.

The service, which costs $50 per device per year, has a variety of features, including single sign-on support, support for Google Play and Android apps on Chromebooks, as well as integration with on-prem management systems and infrastructure via Microsoft Active...

By James Bourne, 22 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility.

Malware attacks on iOS more than triple while Android remains largely flat

Mobile security company, Skycure has conducted a research and noted its findings across leading mobile operating systems: Android and iOS on the basis of the scans performed on the mobile devices of its enterprise customers and from the scans of mobiles of consumers who download its free app. It has learned that malware attacks on apps have risen for Apple’s iOS as compared to Android.

According to Skycure's Mobile Threat Intelligence report, Skycure found that about 0.65% of these had "high-severity"...

By Enterprise CIO, 19 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, iOS, Privacy, Security.

Symantec to acquire Skycure to bolster mobile security play

Cyber security giant Symantec has announced it is to acquire Israel-based Skycure, a ‘mobile threat defence’ provider.

Skycure’s modus operandi is the belief that ‘true enterprise mobile security could only be achieved by building from the ground up a solution of a type that did not yet exist…one that understands the unique characteristics of mobile devices and mobile productivity’, in the company’s own words.

In other words, Skycure protects across all major mobile...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

AppConfig Community one year on: The stats on an ‘outstanding’ 12 months of growth

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The AppConfig Community, an initiative to promote best practices for enterprise application development across native OS frameworks, has described its first 12 months of membership as ‘dramatic’ and ‘outstanding’, alongside confirming 40 more independent software vendors (ISVs) are to formally join “in the very near future.”

Since

By James Bourne, 18 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, App Platforms, Development, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Research reveals iOS and Android app data leakage – and what it means for enterprises

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A new report from cloud security provider Zscaler has revealed the extent of data leakage from iOS and Android apps – and the threat this poses to enterprises.

In a blog post entitled ‘Are mobile apps a leaky tap in the enterprise?’, the company analysed more than 45 million transactions related to mobile devices through its cloud, and found that 0.3% of the 20 million Android transactions and 0.5% of the 26 million iOS transactions are resulting in some level of...

By James Bourne, 25 October 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Research, Security.

New data shows interesting examination of mobility in Netherlands

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A study from the Netherlands arm of data analyst firm Computer Profile has shown that MobileIron holds a significant lead in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space in the country, while Android just edges out iOS for operating systems.

The study, which can be found here (Dutch language), showed MobileIron to have a 31.4% market share, based on 1,200 interviews Computer Profile carried out...

By James Bourne, 20 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Microsoft announces Intune is part of Android for Work initiative

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Microsoft has announced its enterprise mobility management (EMM) suite Intune is now part of the Android for Work program.

The announcement, made on an official company blog, outlined several new capabilities for the initial release. Microsoft plans to offer a broader set of management policies for Android devices – managing work profiles and defining permission policies for certain...

By James Bourne, 16 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft.

Appthority examines Android mobile threat landscape – but it’s not all bad news

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A new report from mobile security provider Appthority concludes the mobile threat landscape continues to evolve and singles out three recent vulnerabilities in the Play Store which could be a serious issue for enterprises.

The report, the firm’s latest quarterly Enterprise Mobile Threat Update, examines Godless, LevelDropper, and Overlay. Godless, discovered by Trend Micro researchers, potentially affects almost 90% of Android devices, and is able to silently install apps on...

By James Bourne, 12 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, Malware, Security.

How Google continues to beef up Android’s enterprise abilities

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Android is catching iOS in mobile security, but enterprises don’t yet know it

In many organisations today iOS may be the dominant mobile operating system, but it's the only game in town when it comes to deploying apps for employees. Most enterprises eschew Android altogether and take an "iOS first and only" route. This could change over the next few years as IT departments become aware of recent efforts by Google to improve Android's enterprise standing.

Last month I attended...

By Nicholas McQuire, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

AppConfig Community launches Android best practices

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Updated May 18: The AppConfig Community, an initiative led by four enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors to promote enterprise app development, has announced it has finalised best practices for Android configurations.

The community, which launched at Mobile World Congress in February with AirWatch VMware, IBM, JAMF Software and MobileIron as its founding members, originally focused on iOS, but three months on is examining Android for Work. Developers will be able to leverage native Android...

By James Bourne, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Tangoe moves into ‘mobility as a service’ offering as next step up from TEM

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Telecoms expense management (TEM) provider Tangoe has announced the launch of a managed mobility ‘as a service’ (MaaS) offering, which includes device provisioning, management, and a 24/7 help desk functionality.

The move, which utilises Tangoe’s Matrix Mobility product, also enables enterprises who partner with Tangoe to benefit from reporting, analytics and cost saving, as well as HR information setup and a consulting process. Alongside this, Tangoe is also becoming...

By James Bourne, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

The heart of the security problem: Why it’s time to fix up Android

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Think your phone is secure just because you have a lock screen password? Think again.

Carriers that license and sell Android devices to their customers gain root access to those devices. The original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, have rooted access as well, which means that before you ever take your “brand new” phone out of the box, you already have two massive companies with backdoor...

By Daniel Riedel, 11 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Nine in 10 Android enterprise devices not on latest OS – but it’s not great for iOS either

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It has long been one of the biggest issues with Android as an enterprise-grade operating system; now, a research report from access security provider Duo Security has found that more than 90% of Android devices analysed are running out of date OSs.

The bad news does not end there, however; almost one in three (32%) of the more than one million devices in Duo’s install base are running on Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich – or older, while one in 20 Android devices...

By James Bourne, 21 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

Latest enterprise OS figures: iOS still holds two thirds of activations, says Good

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It’s that time of year again: another Good Mobility Index, which this time shows enterprise app activations continue at pace, and iOS again rules the roost in regulated industries.

The key finding from the previous quarter’s analysis from the enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider’s customer base –

By James Bourne, 27 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

MAM deployments for Android: What to look out for

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When it comes to MAM (mobile application management) deployments, Android is about as no-frills as they come.

Unlike Windows Mobile, which requires Symantec certificates to sign your apps, or Apple, which requires a developer account, Android is a bit like the Wild West of mobile apps.

Through Google Play and other Android app stores, you can do a lot on your own—without having to check with Google. And that includes deploying apps.

The only ‘gotcha’ of Android MAM...

By App47, 09 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

The empire strikes back: Microsoft’s mobile strategy - will Cortana usurp Google Now?

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I was interested recently to see that Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant can replace Google Now in Android beta test versions. Google originally created Android as a defensive move so that it couldn’t be frozen out of mobile by Apple or Microsoft, so while today this sounds like a hobbyist project, the possibility of Microsoft replacing Google services in Android shouldn’t be dismissed lightly.

The world has moved on from the days when Google was afraid of Windows...

By David Akka, 25 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft.

Enterprises increasing deployment of custom apps, yet secure browser remains key

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The average organisation uses more than three apps in addition to email, according to Good Technology’s latest Mobility Index report.

More than two thirds (67%) of Good customers surveyed said they deployed two or more apps, with one in five (21%) saying they use five or more apps. 5% of organisations polled said they use 10 or more apps.

Secure browser remained the most popular app, emphasising the importance of connection to the corporate intranet. The browser comprised half...

By James Bourne, 13 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.