Shouldn't every device tapping your network run antivirus, host intrusion prevention and a host firewall? Nope, says Forrester. "The combination of Apple's code-signing system, sandboxing and its curated App Store eliminates the threat of malicious mobile codes for the foreseeable future," Jaquith writes. "Moreover, the devices don't listen on any open network ports, making a firewall unnecessary."
2. Data Leak Prevention? Fuggetaboutit
You don't need data leak prevention (DLP) on smartphones, says Forrester. But if you must, then deploy DLP on email servers instead of the actual devices.
3. USB Still Easier for Stolen Documents
Are you worried that the iPhone or iPad might be used as a document-stealing device, like a USB thumb drive? Sure, there's document syncing between an iPhone/iPad and PC (although PC software can be used to block transfers). "That said, employees intending to steal documents will seek less convoluted methods that smuggling them out on their iPads," Jaquith writes. "Using Web mail sites, posting to DropBox, or copying to uncontrolled USB sticks is much easier."
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