Commentary Mobile Security
Samsung? BlackBerry? Who Will Win The Containerization Wars?
The chaos of multiple container formats won't last
MDM (mobile device management) has become a commodity technology over the years. It is also embarrassingly limited in its ability to secure devices and data on those devices. But it is, ironically, standardized by the rigid definition of what Apple will support.
So when security companies like Apperian develop their MAM (mobile application management) solutions to advance security beyond what Apple does, things can get messy.
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The main technique in MAM is containerization or wrapping: The management system takes an app and "wraps" it inside a shell of code through which all access to the app must pass. This container (or "wrapper") is a management point: It implements policy as set by the MAM system.
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Larry Seltzer is the editorial director for BYTE, Dark Reading, and Network Computing.
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