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Almost 80 per cent of businesses use 10 or more mobile apps

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Nearly four fifths of companies nowadays use more than 10 mobile apps for business, according to a new report by MobileIron.

The Mobile Security and Risk Review report says almost a fifth (18 per cent) uses VPP to streamline enterprise app deployment to users, jumping to 25 per cent in government, and 29 per cent in healthcare.

More than a tenth (13 per cent) of organisations use DEP to control corporate mobile fleets. Almost a quarter (22 per cent) of healthcare organisations also use DEP.

The report also includes a list of the most popular managed mobile business apps. According to the report, these are the most popular apps:

    1. Webex

    2. AnyConnect

    3. Concur

    4. Adobe Acrobat

    5. Pulse Secure

    6. Keynote

    7. Numbers

    8. Pages

    9. Google Maps

   10. Word

"This edition of the Mobile Security and Risk Review shows that apps are not only critical to business, but that employees around the world rely on these tools for parts of their jobs that were once relegated to the desktop, such as presentations and spreadsheets,” said James Plouffe, Lead Security Architect, MobileIron.

But with high usage also comes higher risk of malware. The severity and sophistication of cyber attacks on mobile devices attacks increased to “unprecedented levels”, the report says. It singled out HummingBad (infected 85 million devices), Pegasus, QuadRooter (detected on 900 million devices), and the Godless Malware, which infected 850,000 devices.

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Sead Fadilpašić
Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.