1,000 Vulnerabilities Surpass Apple and Google

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According to research from Beyond Trust, the total number of vulnerabilities relating to Microsoft products had risen by 48% comparted to 2019. To break the numbers down, I looked to my go-to for vulnerability statistics, Stack Watch.

This is where things get interesting for Microsoft watchers, with the company taking top place, by vendor, with 1,188 published security vulnerabilities in 2020 compared to Google, in second place, on 950. Apple, for the record, came in at number eight with 381 vulnerabilities.

At the time of writing, the 2021 statistics are similar in terms of positioning: Microsoft at number one with 510 vulnerabilities, Google just behind on 507 and Apple down in ninth with 147.

How does Windows 10 compare to Android or iOS in security vulnerability terms?

What if we were to look at product rather than vendor? Would Microsoft fare any better? Erm, no is the answer.

In 2020, Microsoft products took seven of the top ten places by product vulnerability. Windows 10 was top of the tree with 802 vulnerabilities, followed by Windows Server 2016 on 790 and Windows Server 2019 with 743.

The remaining Microsoft top ten products were Windows Server 2012 in at six, Windows 8.1 at seven, Windows RT 8.1 at eight and Windows 7 at ten.

Google, meanwhile, slotted in at number four thanks to 696 Android vulnerabilities. Apple, however, didn’t appear until number 14 with 233 iOS vulnerabilities.

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So far, the 2021 published security vulnerabilities table looks better for Microsoft with Windows 10 dropping to number three on 256, behind Fedora and Debian Linux.

Microsoft still manages to claim six of the top ten spots, though. Google has also dropped down the table to number six with 219 Android vulnerabilities, but Chrome is new in at seven on 172. How is Apple doing so far this year? iOS has dropped to 15 with 111 vulnerabilities, but macOS is in at 14 with 112.

The good news for Microsoft is that it looks like Windows 10 is on track to have fewer published security vulnerabilities than last year. The bad news is that the average Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures…


Securing the Apple mobile enterprise takes context

Apple’s prescence has expanded from being the brand behind a few Macs in the creative department; it is now a key mobile and productivity provider across every top enterprise. But even Apple’s platforms face security challenges as people work remotely. I caught up with Truce Software CEO Joe Boyle to discuss Apple in the workplace and his company’s approach to managing the mobile enterprise.

Apple goes to work

“It feels like Apple and the enterprise are practically synonymous today,” Boyle said.

Even those companies that don’t issue Macs and iPhones themselves are likely to support their use by employees. “With a growing ecosystem of enterprise partners available, it has become possible to completely outsource and automate the entire lifecycle of Apple devices,” he said.

“The consumerization of IT has caused a seismic shift in favor of Apple’s growing presence in the enterprise. From an enterprise mobility standpoint, we’ve seen growth and expansion of Apple devices across various industries and use cases. Companies want to leverage the power of the iOS platform to enable a more connected and better-equipped workforce.“

There are other trends, too:

  • Employees increasingly use their own devices and computers for work.
  • They are more engaged than ever in the tech they use.
  • Businesses are adopting a mobile-first approach.

This trend has also driven a change in business processes, said Boyle. “Businesses have transformed workflow processes to be mobile friendly (if not mobile first) to make workers, and operations overall, more efficient,” he said.


Mobile Security Software Market to depict appreciable growth prospects over 2021-2028 | Key players -Apple (US), Intel Security (McAfee) – KSU


Mobile Security Software Market

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“Mobile Security Software Market is growing at a High CAGR during the forecast period 2021-2027. The increasing interest of the individuals in this industry is that the major reason for the expansion of this market”.

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Some of the key players of Mobile Security Software Market:

  • Apple (US), Intel Security (McAfee) (US), Symantec (US), VMware (US), Microsoft (US), F-Secure (Finland), Citrix (US), Trend Micro (Japan), AVG Technologies (Netherlands), Sophos (UK), Broadcom (UK), Avast (Czech), BullGuard (UK)

Mobile Security Software Market: Segmentation

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  • Market segment by Type, the product can be split into
    Mobile Identity Management
  • Mobile Data Security
  • Mobile Security as a Service
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Mobile Virtual Private Networks
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Market segment by Application, split into
    E-mail Spam Blocking
  • Anti-Virus
  • Malware Removal

Competitive Analysis:

Global Mobile Security Software market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market. The report includes market shares of Mobile Security Software market for global, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa.

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