So, you're ready to deploy Android? Think about ensuring security support throughout the extended device lifecycle! March 25th, 2019

So, you're ready to deploy Android? Think about ensuring security support throughout the extended device lifecycle!

Android is rapidly becoming the standard OS of choice in the enterprise, 72% of all enterprise rugged handheld devices are expected to ship with Android by 2020. Devised originally with the consumer in mind, Android is now loaded with features and capabilities that appeal to the enterprise customer, with one exception; OS security over the lifespan of the mobile computing investment.

Operating System security is one of the leading device selection criteria for enterprise businesses, and for good reason. Since cyberattacks have become a regular occurrence, without security support for your mobile devices, your business data, your customer's data, and compliance with government and industry regulations are all at risk. U.S. Department of Homeland Security weighs in on this issue in an April 2017 report, stating: "When a device model is no longer supported with updates, enterprises should decommission those devices." 

But keeping your Android enterprise class mobile devices secure over their entire lifecycle is nearly impossible: the majority of businesses expect their enterprise rugged devices to remain in service for more than five years, which is well outside of the typical three years of security support Google offers on any given version of Android.  Without access to ongoing security/patch support, you'll need to prematurely refresh your portfolio. Early retirement of mobile devices that still have years of service left is very costly and erodes the return on investment. In order to confidently deploy and protect your investment in Android mobile devices, you need to extend security support to match enterprise mobile device lifecycles, which has been impossible — until now.

Lifetime security for your android mobile devices

Zebra offers increased security for customers, peace of mind, and reduced risks by introducing LifeGuardTM, the industry’s first extended security solution that provides a lifetime security guard for Zebra Android mobile devices. Part of your Zebra OneCare Support Service agreement and your warranty, LifeGuard delivers aggressive security/patch updates on your original version of Android, complete with instant notification when an update is available. Contact BlueStar Europe and secure your android mobile devices for a lifetime!


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Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.