Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are designed to allow end users to bring multiple devices from home; recognizing that the average college graduate has 5 different devices between laptops and cell phones that at any time can be connected to the network. Each of these devices represent different use cases and are optimized for different situations and configurations. The more that businesses can incorporate these computing devices, the more efficient and happy their employees will be. The challenge with any heterogeneous end-user-driven architecture is always the data security and security management of those devices and the critical data that they will hold.
ID has a range of solutions that provide a unified configuration and security compliance policy across multiple different devices within the organization. The solutions can be broken down into two camps;
These two approaches to securing BYOD, managing and mitigating, are additive and can be used together for increased security, or individually, or alternatively (e.g. different rules for different devices based on ownership, employee role, or device configuration capability).