BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a huge trend in corporations, hospitals
and universities, where employees and other users are allowed to
access the corporate network using a wide range of personal devices.
BYOD has wide appeal because employees value the convenience and
ease of use, while businesses recognize that it allows their staff to be as
productive as possible. However, the growth in personal devices being
brought into the enterprise network is also a potential security threat as
well as a huge headache for IT departments trying to make BYOD work.
This paper describes a secure and flexible way for companies of any
size to make a successful transition to BYOD. It uses groundbreaking
Network Access Control technology developed by Bradford Networks
to balance the device preferences of employees with the security
and control requirements of the enterprise. The approach combines
granular access policies, automated enforcement and complete
visibility into what devices and users are accessing the network. Users
are happier and more productive, while the enterprise can move to a
BYOD environment with confidence. That’s good news for employees,
and good news for the company.