With a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, one of the most obvious but most challenging issues is the difficulty in separating business life from personal life. An employee might have one device containing everything from old holiday photos on Facebook to sensitive corporate data.
You don’t want the business side of things to be the source of any issues now or after the employee has potentially left the company – and taken their device with them. And all this is combined with complications around the need to address privacy issues that can provide further headaches.
Take steps to secure data
Nevertheless, you need to monitor the use of corporate data and ensure you’ve got the right infrastructure to integrate employee-owned devices. You also need to be able to stop access when required and remove the data without interfering with the functionality of that device or impacting personal information, but how?
The answer lies in a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) service that will enable you to manage all of these issues.
A comprehensive UEM solution can secure apps and data on a personal device, as well as providing a line of defence and analytics capabilities to ensure that an employee doesn’t bring a risky or compromised device into the business environment.
It will allow you to apply granular policies for your users, manage access to your infrastructure, and if necessary, block future access and wipe sensitive data without impacting personal information.
Benefit from UEM
With a UEM, corporate data is held within a separate security zone which is a portal into the working environment. Only certain types of data can enter or leave the zone, offering the separation and protection you need.
In addition, it makes it easy to safely get your own corporate information off a device in a scenario such as an employee leaving the business. The contained nature of your data means that it can be securely removed without harming personal data, allowing your now former employee to continue using their device while giving you complete peace of mind.
At Adam Phones, we recommend IBM MaaS360 as a UEM solution. If you’re implementing a BYOD policy, or if you already have one, it’s an essential addition to help keep you, your employees and their devices secure.
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