Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.




List of blocked applications

In the context of mobile application management, a blacklist is a list of mobile apps that are blocked by the IT administrator on the company cell phone. Users cannot then install these applications on the smartphone or in the work profile. This may be for data protection reasons (read also: WhatsApp on the company cell phone – yes or no?), but may also be necessary for cybersecurity reasons to protect sensitive business data from hackers or other unauthorized persons.

Blacklisting vs. whitelisting

The opposite approach, i.e. a positive list of explicitly permitted apps, is called whitelisting. Whitelisting is very widespread in the corporate context, as it is of course much easier to maintain a positive list than to keep the incessantly changing offers and apps in the various marketplaces up-to-date in order to block them if necessary.

Listing is usually done via mobile device management (MDM) software. With MDMs, this feature is one of the standard functions.

An MDM can be used to whitelist applications in the enterprise app store that have been classified as secure.

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