BlackBerry 7 named safest OS for enterprise

BlackBerry 7 named safest OS for enterprise

BlackBerry 7 has been named as the best mobile operating system (OS) for enterprise users thanks to its security features.

According to a Trend Micro study, BlackBerry 7 came out on top in a comparison with four other mobile operating systems.

The software got the highest score of 2.89 in a number of categories, including built-in security, application security, authentication, device wipe, device firewall and virtualisation.

It came out of the study ahead of IOS 5 at 1.7, Windows Phone 7.5 at 1.61 and Android 2.3 at 1.37.

Raimund Genes, chief technology officer of Trend Micro, said: "Against the growing, unstoppable backdrop of consumerisation and BYOD, every mobile device is a risk to business."

He said that some operators have developed their operating system accordingly, but others still maintain a strong "consumer marketing" legacy.