The rise of BYOD has also brought with it the rise of BYOA - Bring Your Own Apps. But while a growing number of companies are okay with employees using their own devices for work, IT departments can exercise more control over what apps are allowed access to corporate data and networks.
Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider Fiberlink, set out to find out what apps are most frequently banned by analyzing data from the 2 million+ devices they manage for businesses worldwide.
Many popular consumer apps head the lists of blacklisted (banned) apps, while one of those same apps (Dropbox) also shows up on on the top 10 Whitelisted (allowed) apps for iOS.
Fiberlink also notes that the customers in the Manufacturing and Services industry have more blacklisted app policies than any other industry.
Another interesting nugget from the company's research is that less than 10% of its customers have a policy in place for either Blacklisted or Whitelisted Apps on iOS devices, while that percentage drops to less than 5% for Android devices.
Top 10 Blacklisted Apps: iOS Devices
Top 10 Blacklisted Apps: Android Devices
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Books
Google Play Music
Top 10 Whitelisted Apps: iOS Devices
Top Whitelisted Apps: Android Devices