The Rise and Risk of BYOD

The “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend is no longer new: It is the “new normal” for many companies. Enabling your workforce to use personally-owned devices at work – iPhone 6 anyone? – brings increased productivity and flexibility, yet it also poses rising risks to your company’s data.

Rather than respond to these risks with ever-tightening restrictions and policies, IT managers should consider recognizing these risks and embracing BYOD with the right solutions.

  • Consider endpoint backup in your overall backup plans by adopting a backup solution that protects data on endpoints, including smartphones and tablets.
  • Institute a data loss prevention (DLP) strategy, including encryption and remote wipe capabilities.
  • Develop a backup and remote wipe policy to ensure data protection while preserving user privacy.

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