BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Bring Your Own Device

Creating change for IT

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is one of the

biggest IT trends in many years, and it’s having

an impact on organisations big and small.

BYOD is creating sweeping changes in the way

devices are used in workplaces world over.

Before we get too tied-up in this megatrend,

it’s important to thoroughly understand the

basics of BYOD - what is it and why is

it happening?

What does a typical BYOD environment

look like?

Wireless Access


Security Policy

Remote Security Network Management

What does it all mean?

BYOD is the practice of employees and business partners

using their own devices to access data and run workplace

applications. It can allow employees to become more

efficient, productive and mobile.

Today, BYOD is having an impact on the way that we

work and some businesses are changing their entire IT

strategy - providing employees with money to purchase

the device of their choice rather than investing in a

standardized desktop or laptop.

This does create challenges but if IT departments take

the right steps to secure and run the right applications on

devices, BYOD can have really positive effects.

Why is everyone talking about it?

It’s because BYOD is a great opportunity for end

users and businesses. The former get to work with

the technology that they know and love, the latter can

increase productivity in and out of the office. It’s all about

aligning these devices with enterprise requirements, so

BYOD becomes secure, compatible and easy to support.

The difficulty is that the momentum is coming from

outside the IT department. Rather than being the result

of corporate innovation, BYOD is driven by the consumer.

The number of devices is increasing and the lines

between home and work are being blurred. So there’s

an opening for IT departments to offer their support and

make the most out of this movement.

How BYOD can benefit you?





• Reduce CapEx costs of IT equipment

• Increase employee satisfaction

• Promote flexible working

• Maximise business productivity

• Improve communications

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What questions should you be asking

yourself about BYOD?

Will it be difficult to manage

wireless access?

By 2015, there will be 5 billion

connected devices around the

world, from a huge range of

vendors. Although most will connect

through Wi-Fi, performance doesn’t

have to be hampered. Cisco’s

solutions easily handle signals and

ensure the best connection, no

matter where users are.

• Client Link increases throughput

for lower-speed clients and

improves coverage between

cells. It ensures that all clients,

regardless of location, have

the best connection to the

wireless network.

• CleanAir provides interference

protection for your network

which ensures all your devices

stay connected.

If we stay connected, can we

stay secure?

Keeping people connected,

productive and secure with their

smart devices away from the office

is challenging but achievable.

Our products securely connect

devices away from the office and

also secure all internet traffic, so

everyone can stay active.

• AnyConnect is security policy

enforcement that is contextaware.

Simply, it delivers secure

mobility across the increasing

number of managed and

unmanaged mobile devices.

• ScanSafe detects malware

outbreaks and discovers

anomalous behaviour, responding

with real-time updates.

How do I apply new BYOD


With all this new activity it’s

important to have an effective

policy that enforces compliance,

infrastructure security and

streamlines service operations.

All of this can be automated with

Cisco, along with the protection of

data loss, user identity and newly

connected devices.

• Cisco’s ISE identifies users, their

devices, what they are trying

to access and where they are

connecting from. It automatically

provides a security policy per

connection, per user and

per device.

I’m the Network Manager, how

do I keep track of it all?

IT managers now have the

challenge of connecting different

smart devices, identifying users,

troubleshooting and providing

reports. Cisco gives you visibility

across all areas, using one simple

portal that monitors all activities.

• Cisco NCS offers one-window

management of Cisco networks

and interfaces. This helps to

deliver accelerated service

deployment, lower capital

expenditure, reduced operating

expenses, improved service and

increased operational efficiency.

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