Bring Your Own Device
Keeping your business network safe is of utmost importance, but it’s complicated by an increasingly mobile world. A recent study by Microsoft found that over two-thirds of employees use their personal devices and smartphones at work – whether or not company policy allows it. These outside devices may seem like a security risk, but with a thorough Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy you can make mobility work for you.
Although it might seem simple, BYOD policies have many factors that need to be evaluated. For instance, many require completely wiping a user’s personal device when they leave the company, but this may not sit well with employees who have devices for both business and personal use. Balancing network security, work efficiency and employee satisfaction is just one of your BYOD considerations.
At Computer Options, we help you to develop and implement a comprehensive and conscientious BYOD policy tailored to you, your business, and your employees. The first step is deciding what business elements need to be protected, and how much access your employees should have to your company data. This will help you decide if mobility will help your company and your employees. Not all businesses are the same, but for most, the increased employee efficiency and the ability to work from anywhere is invaluable. Your BYOD policy must balance these benefits with the inherent risks that come with allowing outside access to your network. Sensitive data breaches cost companies thousands of dollars per year, and the threats of malware and viruses are only increasing every year.
To combat these risks, we also help you develop the second part of your BYOD strategy: the Acceptable Use policy. This defines what content your users can access and from where, and it is created solely for the protection of your business. Our IT professionals help you make informed decisions when defining allowed content to make sure that your productivity is maximized and your business is safe.
Overall, Your BYOD Policy Will:
- Specify which devices can access your network.
- Establish a flexible and comprehensive mobile security strategy.
- Define how foreign devices access data on your network.
- Make sure your staff knows who owns what on their devices.
- Define limits on how foreign devices can be used for business.
- Integrate seamlessly with your Acceptable Use policy.
- Outline a strategy to quickly and securely add and remove users.
Computer Options guides you through all the necessary steps to creating and implementing your BYOD and Acceptable Use policies because we believe your business deserves to have all the benefits of mobility without compromising security. To find out more about how we can help you safely and securely increase your productivity with mobile devices, give us a call.
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