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On today's information technology landscape, one thing is glaringly obvious: Security concerns associated with employees bringing personal devices onto the corporate network -- both internal and external -- are keeping IT managers up at night. The "consumerization" of IT is having an enormous impact on IT security. No matter the size of the company, from SMBs to large enterprises to highly regulated government entities, BYOD is affecting everyone, is here to stay and needs to be confronted head-on.
I am surprised you didn't mention Tigertext in you security section, in our small hospital it has allowed us to maintain HIPAA compliance. At the hospital I work at, we have the burden of meeting HIPAA requirements, particularly since many doctors send and receive patient info via text messaging on thier BYOD phones.
This opens the hospital to HIPAA related lawsuit if the doctor loses thier phone or it is hacked.
In order to deal with the issue, we got the doctors to use Tigertext, which deletes the text messages after a period of time, making it HIPAA compliant.
I don't know if this is the best solution for everyone, but it was an easy and cost effective way to deal with this issue.
The BYOD issues that IT departments are dealing with are only going to become more complex in the future.
I also found this article on BYOD that adds to your article with some additional charts and findings:
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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Note: I work for Ericom