The Promises and Pitfalls of BYOD

Tech-savvy companies know that allowing employees to use personal devices improves productivity and job satisfaction. In addition, enterprises can significantly reduce costs as well as benefit from geographically dispersed talent, allowing for flexible work hours by letting workers use their device of choice - be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop - anytime, anywhere. However, BYOD presents major security and compliance challenges to IT departments. Protecting your network from unauthorized access, malware and data theft becomes much more complex when personal devices are allowed onto the network. Is there a solution for balancing BYOD and security?