The age of “policy-driven devices” owned and controlled by corporate IT seems to be coming to a close as BYOD is becoming a necessity in enterprises. According to a statistic from research firm Osterman Research, “there are now nearly twice as many personally owned iPhones, iPads and Android devices today than their corporate-issued counterparts.”
Risks of BYOD in the Enterprise
Though BYOD benefits enterprise employees with quick access to their data from anywhere, many IT administrators aren’t certain about how they can keep corporate data secure. According to a study conducted by an independent research firm on BYOD and mobile security policies, “77% of companies are concerned about protecting business and employee data.” Some common risks of accessing and manipulating company data on employee-owned devices are: Data leaks, fraudulent transactions, lost/stolen/damaged devices, and the inability to track sensitive data. The study also revealed that “less than 50% of organizations are ready to implement BYOD.”
The Answer? Secure Enterprise BYOD Solutions
To solve these issues, companies need to implement a Secure Enterprise BYOD solution that gives employees productivity on the go and also provides the security features that companies need like auditing and full IT control and visibility. For example, Thru’s EFSS solution for Secure BYOD gives employees the ability to access, send and manage content from their iOS and Android devices, while giving IT the features they need like remote wipe, device encryption, policy enforcement, and more.
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