A few years ago it was generally understood that if you needed any work done that took computing of any kind you were either going use a desktop or a laptop. Now that is no longer the case. Now instead when we talk about computing, we are talking about the many different types of devices out there. We could be talking about a laptop or a desktop but we could also just as easily be talking about a tablet or a mobile phone. There are even cars out there with dashboard touch screen devices inside of them that will allow you to do computing. There are so many different devices when it comes to computing that it is hard to keep track of them all.
But that also means that it is also hard to keep track of the safety level of these devices when you are trying to protect your network against bugs and malware that might be found on them. When you are running a major network you want to be careful when it comes to what kind of devices that are allowed to be attached to it. You are able to get a lot of work done on devices such as the smartphone but you have to be sure they are safe to use on your network. When smartphones first started to be introduced to the workplace at first the only phones allowed would be Blackberries. That is because they were known for having a reputation of thinking about security first. The network administrators who would run the networks knew what they were getting when it came to security and the blackberry. Now there are many different smartphones out there that people use and while a lot of them are just as secure as the blackberry, when you are a network administrator it is hard to tell which ones are able to pass the test and which ones are not.
That is why it is a good thing that there are people out there who do penetration test on the popular smartphones on the market. A smartphone is just like a computer and it is able to have holes in it just like a computer. There are people out there who make it their job to be able to look through every nook and cranny of the phone and see if there are any problems that they and you should be worried about.
There are several apps out there that will help comb through your personal phone to see if there are any problems that you should be concerned with. And each of these apps has different amount of success levels on different types of phones so you should check with the app to see if it works with your phone. But that is not where you should stop. You should also check out any other security reviews that you might see when it comes to the type of phone you may be using. Not just the operating system of your phone, but your exact make and model. If you want to convince the network administrator at your office to put your phone on the safe list then you must be able to demonstrate to them that your phone is indeed safe.
When it comes to the office network there has to be some type of review of what devices are allowed on it. And if you want your brand of smartphone to be allowed the show how secure the device is. Use one of the many penetration apps that are available in the app store and that should the administrator that the phone is safe.