Posted 30 September 2012 - 14:44
Needed yes, effective no. By design, it is brickwall impossible to detect malware on an Android system without having root privileges. File scanning is useless as no files can be executed without installation. Web filters in a corporate environment should already be on a network level. Only thing that remains and is worth something - remote lockdown and wipe, which already formally belong to MDM.
As for non-MDM security - Android simply isn't mature enough, it's too fragmented and five nines relies on third parties (which often fail to catch up) for features that should have been OOBE.