BYOD or “Bring Your Own Device”, is the result of employees, guest or students using their mobile devices on your wireless network. These rogue devices come with unsecure apps, multiple types of security risks, threaten network capacity , and take valuable time away from your IT staff. According to IDG Research Services, 85 percent of organizations allow employees to bring their own devices to work. BYOD affects all industries and majority are allowing this without any type of safeguards. With the growing need for mobility, BYOD will only become more of an issue.
Majority of organizations are reactive when treating BYOD by responding only as pressure from users increases. Aruba Wireless Networks takes a proactive approach to BYOD by utilizing their multi-vendor management platform, ClearPass. ClearPass is Aruba’s management and security software that assists the IT staff of enterprise, healthcare, retail, and education industries. With ClearPass you can view mobile devices and users with total control over what they can access.
Below is a link to a short video that gives a great explanation on how ClearPass can help alleviate the workload of your IT department.
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