Here at BrianMadden.com, we’re pretty selective about what reports and studies we cover. Surveys can be problematic, and we want to stay away from anything that’s just marketing copy. However, I always like to take a look at anything that’s based on actual hard data that comes from customer analytics.
MobileIron released some analytics recently in their Security and Risk Review report. Here are a few highlights, with my own commentary:
- 55% of companies are backing up their EMM policies with enforcement actions.
- 11% of companies had at least one compromised (jailbroken or rooted) device in Q4. But considering that most companies have thousands of devices, the fact that 89% of them apparently don’t even have a single compromised device in Q4 seems pretty darn impressive. (However, 44% of companies had at least one missing device.)
- Globally, Apple VPP adoption is at 18%, and DEP is at 13%.
- 79% of companies have 10 or more apps installed.
You can head to their full report for more stats, as well as geographic and industry breakdowns (registration is required to download).
I asked MobileIron to pull some custom queries out of the data, so here are a few more stats you won’t find in the published version:
First, I asked about common configurations and policies:
- 91% are using email configuration and security
- 78% are using app management
- 52% using the Wi-Fi configuration
- 32% are using VPN configuration
Digging deeper into apps, 65% of companies are using in-house apps. They listed the top 10 managed public apps, but what about the next 40? The mixture was a range of the expected productivity, VPN, communications, and EFSS apps.
The published report said that the rate of mobile anti malware usage was less than 5%, and it turns out that the actual number is 0.6% globally. This is food for thought—it feels like mobile anti malware is getting more attention these days, but we’re still a long way from consensus.
Looking at the rate of iOS and Android usage, they said it didn’t change much from their previous report, when it was at 81% iOS and 18% Android globally.
Thanks to MobileIron for pulling these extra queries.