Despite RIM’s ailing fortunes, the one thing it can still quite proudly say is that it’s the most secure of the various mobile operating systems, and hence the best option for security conscious enterprise type people.
The Whitehouse continues to rock BlackBerry smartphones, and a report by Trend Micro suggests that RIM is indeed the wise choice.
Trend scored various operating systems on a number of factors, including in-built security, app security, device wipe and firewallness. The results? Behold:
- BlackBerry OS – 2.89
- iOS – 1.7
- Windows Phone – 1.61
- Android – 1.37
BlackBerry was praised for administrator control through BlackBerry Enterprise Server, while iOS was given the thumbs up for sandboxing apps and not having an option for removable storage.
Windows Phone was described as "reasonably robust and secure", while Trend was concerned that most Android handsets still run 2.something.
Raimund Genes, CTO of Trend Micro, yelled: “What is interesting in these results is that, whilst some mobile platforms have evolved very noticeably along enterprise lines, there is still a strong ‘consumer marketing' legacy in some quarters and this is negating some of the progress made on the enterprise front.
“Indeed, some of the attributes we have examined in the report are still firmly ‘enterprise-unready'.”