Some companies are developing their own app stores for employees to access company-approved apps. This trend seems to be driven largely by mobile security concerns as employees use business applications across all their devices to streamline processes and increase productivity.
An app store that is developed and managed in-house reduces security risks because it offers a framework through which applications can be held more closely to security policies. Some of these corporate stores boast apps that are built internally, licensed by partners and thoroughly vetted by IT staff. As a result, CIOs and IT departments can rest a little easier knowing that their employees are obtaining and using applications from a safe source. In addition to providing business apps, corporate app stores could also be used as a safer place for employees to access popular consumer apps on the devices they use for work. CIOs may also want to consider using management software to create whitelists of approved applications that employees would be able to download from public stores.
Should your company have its own app store to boost mobile security? To read more, check out the article from the CIO Journal.