Is the iPad secure enough for business?

The Apple iPad has been declared a success, selling two million units in its first two months after release and expected to sell as many as 10 million by the end of the year. Just as many employees wanted to bring their iPhones into the business world, they will want to connect to the corporate network with their iPads. But what about security? Will the device present a risk to the company network?

In April, a Gartner analyst concluded that neither the iPad nor the iPhone is enterprise ready when it comes to security – was it the knee-jerk reaction of a conservative company looking for a reason to resist change, or do the device’s security features (or lack thereof) make it unsuitable for business use? Here’s one take on that question:

http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/ipad-security-its-foolish-double-standard-847

Meanwhile, a hacker site says all iPads are vulnerable because of weakness in the Safari browser:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20100614/bs_nf/73852

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