Bring your own device (BYOD) fundamentals

Infographic of BYOD Managed devices vs. unmanaged devices; Digital.ai Bring Your Own Device

BYOD security concerns

Search the terms ‘BYOD’ or ‘bring your own device’ and you’ll find a diverse range of opinions on the BYOD debate, but everyone seems to agree that the days of IT issued corporate-owned devices to employees is becoming a rarity. Instead, organizations are allowing users to bring their own devices as well as leveraging contracted workers, consultants, and others using “unmanaged devices.” 

BYOD security concerns often arise when companies put a policy in place that allows employees to bring their personal mobile devices and access corporate information, data, and applications. To mitigate these risks, IT can secure that data at the application level using the Digital.ai App Management platform. 

Ensure bring your own device (BYOD) security — apps are the endpoint

Digital.ai App Management does not focus on managing the hardware, because the critical “end point” is the app, not the device. We provide fine-grained security and dynamic policy controls at the individual app level. This allows you to ensure that your business apps and data are secure and used by precisely whom and how you want — all without interfering with users’ personal apps which is especially important when BYOD policies are in place. Protect and manage what matters most: your business apps and content. 

Devices are being updated and outdated, replaced every 2 years or so. When the next amazing smart device comes out, customers don’t worry because their apps and data are safe regardless of what device is being used and whether it is under IT management. Digital.ai App Management provides a suite of mobile app security policies that self-protect the app and ensure compliance with the most rigid corporate compliance policies. This approach is recognized by leading analysts, such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, and 451 Research, as being superior for deployments where mobile device management approaches are not possible or desired, such as BYOD, contract workers, and other unmanaged devices. 

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