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Any good security reason to allow iPhone and iPad clients to access Corporate exchange and not Android devices? Why would an employer have this policy?

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closed as not constructive by Shane Madden, voretaq7, Bart Silverstrim, ewwhite, Zoredache Dec 7 '11 at 16:29

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Ask your employer? –  Bart Silverstrim Dec 7 '11 at 16:27
Because it's their environment and they can set whatever policy they want. Perhaps you should discuss this with your site's admin team? –  voretaq7 Dec 7 '11 at 16:28
Will do. Just wondering what might be a valid reason to restrict clients? Maybe Android is seen as too open and evil or something. Or maybe iOS clients can be further secured thanks to some Apple interface or something. It's a valid question I think. –  cyberpine Dec 7 '11 at 16:33
@cyberpine It's impossible for us to answer because we didn't make the decision. Off the top of my head, I think the ActiveSync policy support in Android is a little hit and miss -- but it could be as simple as not wanting to have to train support staff on every device under the sun. –  Shane Madden Dec 7 '11 at 16:38
@cyberpine - this is the second 'question' on this subject you've asked and both have been closed - this isn't an appopriate forum for this kind of question, it's a policy decision but a technical issue. Please read our FAQ before posting again. –  Chopper3 Dec 7 '11 at 16:42
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Android does not support storage encryption or any advanced security like Apple MDM


Also, Applications on Android are not enough controlled and limited (signed packages, sandbox, etc.)

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Android supports encryption, it's just not included out of the box... –  Chris S Dec 7 '11 at 16:47
Which, for Corporate IT, means Android doesn't support encryption. –  ceejayoz Dec 7 '11 at 17:03
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