Trend Micro conducted a survey which compares the top mobile operating systems to meet the demands of use in the enterprise market. BlackBerry OS 7.0 scored higher than Apple iOS5, Windows Phone 7.5 and Google’s Android 2.3.
Each of the platforms were scored on a combination of factors including built-in security, application security, authentication, device wipe, device firewall and virtualisation. BlackBerry gained the highest average score (2.89), followed by iOS (1.7), Windows Phone (1.61) and Android (1.37).
It is the corporate-grade security and manageability of BlackBerry OS 7 that made it come out on top of the competition, said researchers from Altimeter Group, Bloor Research and Trend Micro.
“Against the growing, unstoppable backdrop of consumerisation and BYOD, every mobile device is a risk to business. What is interesting in these results is that, whilst some mobile platforms have evolved very noticeably along enterprise lines, there is still a strong ‘consumer marketing’ legacy in some quarters and this is negating some of the progress made on the enterprise front. Indeed, some of the attributes we have examined in the report are still firmly ‘enterprise-unready’,” said Raimund Genes, CTO of Trend Micro.