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Gartner's analysis on the progress of Android security

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With mobile security always being a hot topic, it is imperative to evaluate the relative strengths of different platforms and how they stack up against a set of predefined security requirements. Gartner’s “Mobile OSs and Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms” is a comprehensive report that assesses how today’s mobile OS and device platforms are supporting the increasing needs to effectively secure company data based on Gartner’s recommended security criteria for enterprise IT and users.

Gartner analyst Patrick Hevesi reviewed the security capabilities of Android, iOS, and Windows 10. The report also analyzed specific hardware implementations with Samsung Knox devices, Microsoft Surface Pro, and the Google Pixel family. The report details 28 distinct categories of security capabilities, diving into topics like core OS security features and device security controls.

In the video below you can hear about some of the results of the report, how Android security has evolved over the years and how Android is working to protect billions of users.

Gartner security report

Take a look at the video and see what’s unique about Android security, and why transparency and openness around the platform is critical for security conscious enterprises. These principles underscore how Android is a top choice for mobile security.

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