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This article is part of the April 2012 Vol. 3, No. 2 issue of Network security in a world of mobile workers
Leo Pickford, IT manager of ArchitecturePLB in London, learned two things about a bring your own device (BYOD) environment: first, there is no all-in-one technology solution; and second, allowing personal devices onto the corporate network boils down to mitigating risk. It’s not that there aren’t a plethora of BYOD technologies available. In fact, vendors push solutions that promise features ranging from mobile device management (MDM) to mobile network access control. But in most cases, these technologies address only portions of the overall picture. Specifically when it comes to networking for a BYOD environment, there are a myriad of challenges that include perimeter security, bandwidth management and application optimization. A real BYOD networking solution could require an infrastructure redesign to enable application- and user-aware access control and bandwidth management. For ArchitecturePLB, which has two offices and 60 employees, a complete network redesign is not an option. So Pickford has taken on one BYOD challenge at a time using a patchwork of ... Access >>>
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