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The Fed Gives Stamp of Approval to Apple’s App Security

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The Federal Government has loosened its grip on the Blackberry from the Washington Post.  The Federal Government has moved towards a policy of “giving employees what they want” when it comes to choice of tablets and mobile phones. Most are selecting iPhones and iPads for use at home & gov. The State Department, Congress, and the ATF are all using or piloting iPads and iPhones for work.

My take is the Spooks are getting comfortable with Apple’s focus on security.  The security and application sandbox provided by Apple’s iOS helps ensure work applications & data are securely isolated from personal apps.  Apple’s closed environment help ensure malware doesn’t get into the App Store or onto devices.

At the end of the day, RIM secured email but Apple secured Apps.

Written by daviddsouza

June 2, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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