Gotta Secure Them All—Enterprise Apps!

Jan 16, 2017
Ashley Speagle


Ashley is a content marketing specialist for VMware.

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10 Facts About Secure Enterprise Apps

Here are 10 facts about the unrelenting flood of apps at work and IT’s daunting task to secure them all.

Enterprise Mobile Apps

1. 80% of employees say mobile technology is critical to their job. (CCS Insight)

2. IT is strained to deliver mobile apps. Only 10% of app development budgets fund mobile apps. (Gartner)

3. On average, it takes 6-12 months to develop an enterprise app. (Dell EMC and VMware)

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Third-Party Apps

As an alternative, employees look to public stores like iTunes and Google Play to get the apps they need for work.

4. Collectively, workers connected 733 third-party apps to corporate networks last year on average, a 600% increase from two years ago. (CloudLock)

5. Third-party apps in corporate environments carry some level of risk: 27% are high risk, 58% are medium risk and 15%  are low risk. (CloudLock)

6. 1-in-5 Android devices in enterprises allow app installation from third-party stores. (Skycure)

7. Android devices are nearly twice as likely to have malware (5.7% vs. 3%). (Skycure)

8. Top-ranking third-party apps undergo frequent updates: as often as 28 (iOS) and 38 days (Android). (Apptentive)

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Enterprise App Stores

Enterprise App Store:

A custom, unified, private catalog of company-approved desktop, mobile, virtual and web applications for work.

A central space for workers to browse and install IT-vetted apps on demand based on their role and user group.

9. 25% of enterprises will have an enterprise app store by 2017. (Gartner)

10. An average enterprise app store has 26 mobile apps. One-third are internally developed. Two-thirds are prepackaged (Box, Evernote, etc.). (Gartner)

Bring Your Own App (BYOA):

A workplace strategy enabling employees to choose third-party apps or to use existing personal apps for work.

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