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The growing consumerization of IT is turning into a security nightmare for many IT departments, but it's perhaps hitting the healthcare industry worst. "BYOD is an emerging issue in healthcare, as staff bring their latest and greatest devices and ask to use them in their work," said Christina Thielst, vice president at Tower Strategies. Some healthcare organizations allow or even encourage employees and physicians to bring in their own devices because it lets them save on the cost of equipment.
It's possible to address security concerns and still implement BYOD. Whatís needed is to separate the Enterprise apps and data from the personal devices. This can be achieved with a solution like Ericom's AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from various devices (including iPads, iPhones, Android devices and Chromebooks) to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops Ė and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This keeps the organization's applications and data separate from the employee's personal device. All thatís needed is a HTML5 browser. No plug-ins or anything else required on the user device.
AccessNow also provides an optional Secure Gateway component enabling external users to securely connect to internal resources using AccessNow, without requiring a VPN.
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