Security features on mobile devices are important, but as workers become more mobile there is also an increasing need to manage security.
The Windows Phone 7 design provides solid security through an interesting security model—for more info, see the “Windows Phone 7 Security Model” article on the on the Windows Phone 7 Guides for IT Professionals page on the Microsoft Download Center. Features such as requiring managed code, application sandboxing, and app certification/verification contribute to the overall security. And even though Windows Phone 7 isolates processes from each other and prevents inter-application communications, developers can use built-in cryptography to protect app data if they want.
The latest incarnation of Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) provides security-related mailbox policy properties, which can be used by IT departments for security management purposes. For detailed information on which EAS policies are supported on Windows Phone 7, see the “Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft Exchange Server” article, also on the Windows Phone 7 Guides for IT Professionals page.
For information about the security controls implemented on Windows Phone 7, see the “Windows Phone 7 Security and Management” article on the Windows Phone 7 Guides for IT Professionals page.