We say it here on our blog all the time: the enterprise mobile app space is booming. Despite the continued growth in the space, though, developers continue to look for ways to meet the needs of their organizations while doing so in a way that protects user and company data.

In a recent article for ComputerWeekly, writer Nicholas Fearn details a good approach to meeting that problem when developing apps quickly: put security first, and worry about the rest later.

As Fearn notes, there’s constant pressure on devs–internal and external–to create mobile apps quickly to meet the constantly evolving needs of today’s businesses. Still, he argues, it’s better to sacrifice a little extra time in development for additional security protections than to take a “develop quickly and ask questions later approach.”

Despite the fact that mobile apps are tremendously important to today’s businesses, the issue of security in mobile app development is often underrated, and the responsibility for secure apps ultimately relies on the developers making the apps.

So, what does that mean in practice? While we recommend giving the full article a read, mobile security expert Olexandr Leuschenko recommends, at the very least, “that developers should follow the most straightforward security rules: obfuscate the code, disable JavaScript in web views unless explicitly required, don’t store sensitive information in plain text, and do not commit any sensitive information to the VCS [version control system],”

Here at App47, we provide a solid foundation upon which to build your enterprise mobility plan, with advanced app protection maintained via a less intrusive approach than legacy MDMs. Our mobile app security page details our many features, and we’d be happy to talk you through our approach to security if you’d like to learn more.

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