Impact of BYOD on your Network & How to Handle it

Friday, 8 November 2013 |

One of the most talked about concepts after mobility over the last couple of years in Global IT markets has been BYOD (Bring your Own Device). The term itself was introduced in India in 2011. As the concept was derived from objectives like reducing the cost of IT, and use of mobility for business enhancement; acceptance for BYOD in the Indian market was very high in the initial phase as compared to global markets. There are many CXO who took BYOD initiatives in their organization. Few of them were able to roll it out successfully; whereas in many environments, the rollouts were not so successful. Enabling BYOD may sound as simple as extending your organization’s resources to employees’ devices, but it requires attention and changes in multiple areas in a given IT set up.

Right from connectivity, setting up device standards for BYOD, device enrollment or authorization, application availability and compatibility with varied end-user devices, device based granular resource access control, security of enterprise network from threats like viruses, trojans, malware, etc., controlling business data over user device, security of corporate Intellectual property or assets while extending access to unmanaged devices, and few other aspects.

Today there are many different technologies like MDM (Mobile Device Management), MAM (Mobile Application Management), DLP (Data Leak Prevention, Mobile security Software, etc. that are available to address these concerns. However, there is no unified solution available as on date.

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