Smartphones and tablet computers are no longer indispensable from the corporate life. Now, they don´t serve for communication purposes only but are often used for the processing of business related documents and even for access to sensitive corporate resources. This evolution demonstrates that mobile devices will be the future within every organization.
Android for Work has been announced by Google only some days ago and Google promises a secure but also usable way to combine sensitive company data and private data on a single device without increasing the risk of unintended leakage of company data. "... Android for Work on supported Lollipop devices offers a dedicated Work Profile with security, management and application support built-in. ... Android for Work creates a secure Work Profile to isolate and protect data and manage the flow of work information. ..." (Android for Work website) Today, we took a brief look at Android for Work to see how secure it really is and if it is a real alternative to the container solutions of AirWatch, MobileIron, Good, etc.