Microsoft evangelist: Windows Phone is the “most secure” smartphone platform on the market.

Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com, Dave Northey, technology evangelist at Microsoft Ireland said Windows Phone 7 was the most secure smartphone platform on the market.

Touting the advantages of isolated storage, he said:“We keep applications away from the bones of the OS. When an application fires up, the OS will give it a dynamically allocated security bubble, for lack of a better word, and every app has its own one of those,”

“So every application is completely secure, has its own isolated storage, can encrypt that storage if it likes to and as such, there’s no other smartphone on the market that’s as secure,” said Northey.

His statement comes as another wave of trojan apps wash over android.

“No one application can talk to another and no one application can steal data from another application.”

Saying Windows Phone 7 was initially aimed at the consumer, he noted Mango would change this.

“Initially, when Windows Phone was launched, it was positioned as a consumer device but it has an awful lot of enterprise features and Mango will introduce a few more. Soon we’re going to announce the enterprise features of the phone in the Mango time frame,” he said.

Unfortunately Mango still does not however deliver full storage encryption which means the phones will still be barred by default from many enterprise settings. Hopefully we will not have to wait 18 months for this to be delivered.

Read the full article at Silicon Republic here.

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