Nine Security Apps to Keep Your iPhone, iPad Safe

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 08-09-2013
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Nine Security Apps to Keep Your iPhone, iPad Safe

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Mobile devices are all the rage in the enterprise nowadays. Companies around the globe are adopting smartphones and tablets, and CIOs have warmed to the idea of allowing iOS and Android into the office. Part of that is due to the popularity of BYOD, but it's also due to the decline of the BlackBerry and the realization that touchscreen-based devices like the iPhone and iPad can improve productivity in the enterprise. However, that's not necessarily the end of the road for most CIOs. As several recent studies have proven, mobile products are being attacked at a torrid pace by malicious cybercriminals hoping to infiltrate corporate networks and steal sensitive data. The future is by no means certain and there's a chance that things will change and malicious hackers will modify their focus. But most security analysts believe that at least over the next several years, mobile devices will be heavily targeted. Realizing that, it might be a good time to offer a refresher on security apps designed for iOS devices. In the following nine slides, we will examine nine security programs running on iPhones and iPads, and help CIOs figure out which programs will do the best job of keeping their corporate data safe.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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