Is there any way to implement security policies for the iPhone and iPad?

mstrauss

My company has in the past provided Blackberries to their top staff because of the security policies that IT could enforce on Blackberry phones. Last year, they started allowing iPhones because the bosses wanted something better than the Blackberry, but this meant dumping the tough security policies. Is there any way to implement corporate security policies for the iPhone and iPad?

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dbrown
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In the past I've been concerned that Apple blocks apps from their app store arbitrarily. But I just discovered that MobileIron has a solution for corporations which want to control the iPhone's usage, apps, and security policies in a way similar to the RIM Blackberry servers. Their product is called the MobileIron server, and they've got solutions for Android, Blackberry, Symbian, WebOS and Windows Phone, which means they have an agnostic stance towards which is the best platform for mobile development.

jimlynch
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Hi mstrauss,

Here's an article that looks at that question, and provides some suggestions. It also mentions some software packages that you might want to consider using.

How to Secure the iPhone and iPad for the Enterprise
http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2010/08/7-iphone-security-policie...

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