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What Is Containerization for Apps and How It Works

Bring Your Own Device programs are popping up everywhere in business because employees want to use their personal devices at work. Most people use mobile devices all the time, from the moment they wake until they go to bed. Sometimes, they even use them in bed to check heart rates while sleeping and as alarms. People everywhere have become obsessed with their smartphones and tablets, so it makes sense they’d want to use them for work purposes. At Comodo, we understand the difficulties you face in implementing a BYOD program.

What Is Application Containerization?

When your employees use personal devices for business, corporate data and apps can be more vulnerable to attack and theft if you don’t have appropriate management policies in place. The goal of a secure app container is to separate corporate from personal data through different technological features, which can include:

  • Encryption
  • Authentication
  • Password protection
  • Others

Once an app container is created, corporate data is protected from:

  • Loss of the device
  • Getting fired or quitting the company
  • Malware and viruses on the device

Our product can help you create containers for your applications and can also make it easier to enforce policies for mobile security.

Disadvantages and How We Cope

Device containerization isn’t without some drawbacks, but we have created a way around them. For example, users must switch into and out of a container when they are working and not. This can be a cumbersome feat and can be very frustrating. Containerization for the device can also create a poor performance, reduced battery life and more.

However, our product doesn’t work at the device level and only works with the apps. That is why application containerization is a better option than containing the whole device. Contact us today to learn more.