iPhone overcoming IT security skepticism

New and future iPhone features will broaden options for securing Apple's smart phone

Apple's iPhone is winning over enterprise security skeptics and is now becoming a viable option to Research in Motion BlackBerrys and Microsoft Windows Mobile handsets, according to report by NetworkWorld.

Although the iPhone doesn't offer the security and management features that are hallmarks of the BlackBerry and Windows Mobile platforms, the release this year of Version 3 of the iPhone operating system makes the popular handset capable of a much more advanced mobile symbiosis, according to NetworkWorld. The iPhone relies on the Microsoft Exchange security and management features that are accessed via Apple's implementation of Microsoft ActiveSync. Coupled with a greatly improved iPhone Configuration Utility, NetworkWorld gives the new firmware high grades.

NetworkWorld also offers a roundup of 10 iPhone applications that, for security's sake, users must handle with care.

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