Mobile Linux Better For Mobile Business Apps? Author: Eric Everson, MyMobiSafe.com
As mobile Linux is carving it’s footprint on the future of mobile application development, the implication for enterprise applications is also paramount. Does mobile Linux lend itself better to the commercial needs of mobile technologies?
As a mobile security expert, the greatest feature of mobile Linux today is the scarcity of its deployment in the context of third-party applications. From an enterprise perspective one might draw contradiction in that statement, but from a security perspective less is more often more. As mobile attacks are typically designed for the largest stage available, mobile Linux remains obsolete as it is but a blip on the proverbial radar. Additionally in favor of enterprise deployment, mobile Linux provides greater creative control for those new to mobile application development.
Mobile Linux has been praised for its ease of use and adaption into non-traditional developments. As many businesses are seeking to develop internal core applications around their mobile resources, mobile Linux lends itself to this arena while presenting less security vulnerabilities. Within today’s industry dynamics mobile Linux platforms are subject to much less in the way of security breach, while other applications more commonly available contend with hack after hack. As mobile applications become more heavily distributed by peer-to-peer networks, the file infection rate grows exponentially. Thus as most of these applications are not mobile Linux-based there is less risk for malicious carry over at the handset level.
As every business must consider the potential risks of deploying mobile applications, mobile Linux lends itself as a safer Operating System alternative. Using mobile Linux doesn’t guarantee security exclusively, but it might give businesses greater creative flexibility in designing core applications that might otherwise leave them vulnerable in other exploited architectures. The issue remains that the introduction of mobile applications can create a permeable network level entry gateway through the handset level, which is something that all developers must contend with when creating enterprise applications.
If you are considering a mobile application for your business, remember that your mobile security should be your first consideration. How could a breach of your intended mobile app create risk and vulnerability to your organization? If you are considering a mobile app make sure you know what you are dealing with.
Your mobile security guru, Eric Everson
Eric Everson, Founder – MyMobiSafe.com