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Google Buckles Down on Android Security, Plus More Top Mobile News

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Google plans to ramp up Android security in 2017.

Google shared in a security year in review post this week that, “About half of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in the previous year.” To improve that number, Google plans to make it easier for both manufacturers and their more than 1.4 billion users to deploy and apply security patches this year.

Google also noted that, “Google Play continues to be the safest place for Android users to download their apps.” Devices that downloaded apps only from Google Play had a year-over-year decrease in Potentially Harmful Apps (PHAs) installed, while total Android devices showed a slight increase in PHAs present.

SIY: Secure It Yourself.

It’s about time all smartphone users take mobile security seriously. So we rounded up seven simple ways to secure your smartphone, plus special considerations for enterprise IT admins. Step one, disk encryption …

NIAP AirWatch MDM CertificationVMware AirWatch is certified secure.

AirWatch mobile device management (MDM) and the AirWatch MDM Agent underwent rigorous testing last month and earned NIAP Common Criteria Certification. We’re delighted to provide technology that meets the highest regulatory standards and strictest security requirements.

Welcome to admin’s adventures in enrollment land.

Do you feel like you’re going down a rabbit hole figuring out Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) configurations for iOS enrollment? Follow one of these four common enrollment scenarios, along with the AirWatch settings for each recommended by our expert.

This isn’t a popularity contest, but …

Apple iPhone 6s was the best-selling smartphone of 2016, according to an IHS Markit analysis. Samsung smartphones also accounted for half of the 10 most popular devices of 2016.

Here’s the game plan:

Ashley Speagle

Ashley Speagle

Ashley is a content marketing specialist for VMware AirWatch.

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