Zenprise, a mobile device management company, recently looked at devices connected to its cloud and put together a list of apps most commonly blacklisted or whitelisted on business phones. Angry Birds came out on top of the most banned apps. Surprisingly, Skype made an appearance on both lists. Here’s a few more apps that are commonly red or green lighted (from PCWorld):
Other mobile apps that companies blocked their employees from using at work include Facebook, Google Play, Dropbox, YouTube and Skype, Zenprise found. Interestingly, Zenprise also found that Skype was the most whitelisted app among its customers, thus making it the top app to appear on companies’ blacklists and whitelists.
And the trend of companies controlling which apps you can and cannot have on your work phone is growing.
Zenprise also notes that companies have gotten a lot busier when it comes to blacklisting apps, as the firm reports “seeing more than three times as many blacklisted apps in Q1 than in our last report” released earlier this year. Zenprise says that companies have been a lot more proactive in blocking apps that pose potential security threats over the past quarter, including Dropbox, Evernote and Cydia.