Leveraging on the BYOD Environment with DRONA Mobile
It’s the BYOD era – Bring Your Own Device. There was a time when corporate employees carried around BlackBerry handsets that were configured by internal IT teams for security, information privacy, and VPN access to corporate data. Those times have gone forever.
Today’s corporate employees are spoilt for choice when it comes to mobile devices – iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and handsets, Windows phones, and more. Personnel don’t want to be forced to purchase a BlackBerry (really, who can blame them!) to toe their enterprises’ policies. Nevertheless, they do want access to enterprise apps and data so they can get work done on the move or at home. Enterprises also want their employees to have that ease of access because of the boost to productivity. The supposed “time-killing nuisance of a” smartphone or tablet morphs into a business tool!
So, employees want it and employers want it … what’s the hassle then? Rearing its big snake head (usually over the heads of IT teams tearing their hair out) is the answer – DATA SECURITY. It’s the biggest challenge faced by enterprises in the BYOD times.
Mobile devices pose a huge risk in terms of information security and also, device security. It’s so much easier to misplace a mobile phone than a laptop. Besides, when users access personal apps and business apps on their phones in tandem, it’s the perfect recipe for disaster. IT teams have their work cut out – forming security policies and developing or configuring enterprise software to fit mobile strategies without restricting the freedom of users’ too much. It’s not an easy balance.
Fortunately, some mobile apps are enterprise-ready to start with.
DRONA Mobile ensures secure transmission of information through data encryption. Efficient user management and authentication ensures that delivered mobile content is only viewed by the authorized user. The data cannot be downloaded or copied; the only mode of access is via the authenticated smartphone or tablet. In cases where a device is misplaced or lost, remote wipe facility removes all your enterprise data from the phone within seconds.
The implementation of industry grade security standards makes DRONA Mobile the perfect mobility solution for enterprises. You don’t just assure data privacy and security, you also win votes from your IT team for alleviating their burden.