Top Security Related Reasons Why Enterprises Choose Ios Over Android
Given how rapidly the world has gone digital, it isn’t news that more and more enterprises are embracing the mobile app development trend. However, between the two most popular platforms in the market, i.e., iOS and Android, which one is the best choice? Well, that’d be iOS. For starters, Apple’s iOS is among the most popular operating system for smartphones. Thanks to its appeal to users worldwide, Apple sold more than 215.8 million iPhones across the globe last year. Furthermore, according to statistics, in the first quarter of 2018, 15.6 percent of all the smartphones sold worldwide was an Apple iPhone. However, it’s not merely the acclaim and reliability of iPhones that have ensured that are more inclined to pick iOS. Apple’s operating system has delivered exceptionally well regarding security too. Research shows that not only does iOS have fewer vulnerabilities as compared to Android, Apple is also quick to bring in updates and fixes to address any issues. Apple’s prompt implementation of necessary measures to fix the problems across its platform has successfully treated lots of its vulnerabilities mostly — quite unlike Android, which still has ample vulnerabilities affecting the OS. Here’s an overview of other aspects where iOS effortlessly fares better than Android. Software security: Both iOS and Android take security very seriously, as reflected in their continual updates aimed at improving the device’s protection against new threats. Interestingly iOS’ periodic updates are mandatorily installed on all Apple devices, which isn’t the case with Android. It is up to the users to install updates for their Android devices. Moreover, devices without the latest updates are susceptible to all types of threats. Device: Since Apple’s devices and their OS are indivisible, the company has better control over how they work together. One may argue that iOS offers fewer choices in the context of device features, but they must remember that it’s this integrated design that makes it substantially more resistant to security issues. Vulnerability: Since Android is open source and allows third-party apps to operate on devices, it is rendered especially open to attacks by various threats, including malware. Reports state that 97 percent of malware exists on the Android platform. On the other hand, the fact that iOS is a closed source platform offers considerably better protection against malware as well as other threats. Security of source code: While both Android and iOS use various similar security features, the fact that iOS is a closed-source platform means its source code remains guarded. On the contrary, since Android is an open-source platform, it can be easily accessed by not only developers but also hackers, who then scan the source code to look for exposure. Device fragmentation: Before we tell you about how iOS is better in the device fragmentation department too, let us first understand what it is. Device fragmentation is a feature that decides the extent of security offered by a platform’s application — higher the fragmentation, more will be the risk of a data breach. Since iOS has only a handful of OS versions, it has lower fragmentation, thus making Apple devices inherently more secure. When it comes to smartphone security, Apple is the clear winner. Its security features fulfill various enterprise requirements via comprehensive protection for communications as well as. So, long story short, developing secured iOS apps is not only a prudent but also a wise choice.