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Last Updated Jul 22, 2014 — App Management expert

Study: 95 Percent of Employers Concerned About BYOD Security Risks

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95 Percent of Employers Concerned About BYOD Security Risks

BYOD (bring your own device) can enable organizations to generate impressive productivity gains by empowering employees with enterprise mobile apps and data on their mobile devices. Despite these benefits, a recent survey conducted by security specialist Webroot finds that 95 percent of employers remain concerned about BYOD security risks. Those concerns may be exacerbated by the fact that 70 percent of mobile devices used by employees in the workplace only contain the security that was installed when the device was purchased, according to the study. It’s not surprising that 73 percent of employees believe they should have some say over the security that’s installed on their personal devices by employers. However, nearly 40 percent of IT departments that responded to the survey say they’re not confident that they could remove security software from employees’ personal devices without wiping the device or risking deleting personal data and contacts.

One effective way to address the BYOD security concerns of employees and employers alike is through app containerization. The aim of app containerization is to separate personal and corporate data through a series of technological features. This can include app wrapping, which can be used to isolate individual enterprise apps and data at the app level, not the device level. App wrapping is also a more user-friendly approach than making applications members of a container. Requiring employees to switch in and out of a container between work and personal use can be time-consuming, cumbersome, and frustrating. What often results for companies that try to make apps part of a container is an increase in user abandonment and workarounds. Plus, device-implementation containerization can adversely affect performance, battery life, and UX. By comparison, app wrapping enables companies to institute BYOD security policies at the app level, providing organizations with all of the benefits of containerization without the disadvantages.

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