28 May Outlawed Apps: Enterprise Blacklist
It should be no surprise that user apps are rapidly becoming a sore point for IT departments. For most users, the lure of games, entertainment and social networking apps become just too strong to ignore on their shiny new smartphone, bringing all sorts of issues into the Enterprise. As a result, there are some apps that have become outlawed by the Digital Sheriffs of many organisations, banning their users from fratinizing with the enemy of productivity and security.
Zenprise, a MDM company that specialises in BYOD, recently released its Zenprise MDM Cloud Report, which details the top 10 apps Enterprises are blacklisting around the globe. It’s interesting to note that the number of blacklisted apps almost doubles the amount of whitelisted apps, with a few apps dominating the (for lack of a better term) “Greylisted” apps (those that are neither predominantly blacklisted or whitelisted).
Do these match up with the apps you have, or are looking to blacklist?