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BYOD: What are the risks?

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BYOD: What are the risks?

Many people use their smartphone or tablet to work on-the-go or remotely from home, usually by connecting to corporate networks. With more and more people remotely connecting to the network from home or personal devices as a convenient way to work without being in the office many corporations have been forced to look into the security procedures in place.

As BYOD becomes a more common part of working life, companies need to consider how to make files accessible across a range of devices and operating systems. A recent survey discovered that 65% of companies allow personal devices to connect to corporate networks, with iPads being used almost 23x more than Samsung tablets.

While the use of personal devices does make working remotely extremely convenient, there are of course questions around the security of company data and information. With personal devices, companies have less control of who is accessing what data, and this is particularly problematic if a device is stolen.

Companies are now considering new management features that will enable company IT admins to view information about the user’s device as well as having the ability to wipe a device remotely in the event of a device being stolen, and security being compromised.

The infographic gallery below shows which devices are being used and how BYOD initiatives are being used in the workplace.


 

2014 will be the year the enterprise goes mobile - An infographic by the team at Egnyte


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Published on: 19th December 2013

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