Tech giant Microsoft has rolled out Outlook’s new version for Android and iOS along with the corporate security standards.
The app has earlier faced severe criticism for not matching with the safety standards set by the industry. But this recent update promises a PIN lock feature that locks out app in the smartphone.
This new Outlook for iOS with security feature works only in the iOS 8. This is because it relies majorly on the iOS cryptographic libraries.
iOS 8 is considered as the most secure mobile operating system of the Cupertino-based technology firm Apple Inc..
The user is asked by Microsoft Outlook to enter a secret PIN that is locally stored on the device in order to access the email client.
In a blog post, Microsoft said, “Outlook now implements password enforcement using Exchange ActiveSync. If your company email policy requires that devices have a password in order to sync mail, Outlook will enforce this at the device level. How this works on iOS and Android devices varies slightly, based on the available controls provided by Apple and Google.”
However, one of the major disadvantages of the app is that it can’t be used without the set up of a security key.
Outlook for both Android and iOS doesn’t allow the user to run the app without the creation of a key.
The company has launched Outlook for Android and iOS just two weeks ago, and now it has come up with the release of yet another update equipped with some significant security features.