The Canadian handset manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM), finally has a reason to celebrate. Blackberry 7 has been recognized as the best and most secure mobile operating system (OS) for enterprise.
According to a study conducted by Trend Micro, in which the experts compared four mobile operating systems, and Blackberry OS 7 best met the needs of business users. The software package from RIM received the highest score (2.89) when tested in a number of areas, including integrated security, application security, authentication, data deletion, performance of firewall and device virtualization. Blackberry OS 7 left its competitors far behind and their scores stood at iOS 5 (1.7), Windows Phone 7.5 (1.61), and Android 2.3 (1.37).
Researchers from the security company Trend Micro, Altimeter Group and Bloor Research in their review report stated that Blackberry OS 7 has been accorded the highest score in corporate security and manageability; they also praised Apple’s iPhone for absence of removable media and appreciated the reliability of Windows Phone 7.5.
Google’s Android OS was deprived of any flattering comment. The researchers noted that the fact that version 2.x, still running on most devices, represents a huge threat to the security for owners of these smartphones, as they have don’t have any centralized means to update their operating systems.
According to experts, despite the fact that some of the mobile platforms have evolved greatly along the corporate lines, but they still inherit the legacy of mechanisms of consumer marketing. Some attributes of mobile operating systems are still not in line with enterprise ethics.
Source: The Enquirer
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