Report Shows iPad and iPhone Are Secure Enough For Business

According to the latest research from Forrester, Apple's iPad and iPhone are secure enough for corporate use and can be relied upon to keep business information safe.

Although many IT departments initially doubted the security of the iPhone, however almsot 30 per cent of North American and European enterprises now support the device using OS 3.1, said the report.

Andrew Jaquith, a Forrester analyst stated, "Some enterprises require higher levels of authentication assurance, resistance to attack, manageability, and logging than the iPad or iPhone can provide. For these customers, Research In Motions' Blackberry still rules the roost."

The latest research highlights seven basic policies recommended for businesses using Apple's devices. These include, protecting devices with autolock, a password lock, and e-mail encryption.

The report also suggests other policies for enterprises which require an even higher level of security, including hardware encryption and certificate-based authentication.

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