From ‘Bring Your Own Device’ to ‘Bring Your Own PC’
While more organizations are establishing ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) policies in the workplace, mobile devices are still mainly for consumption. To create and edit documents, most users still prefer Windows based laptops.
According to this article that appeared in CIO.com, “[Users] are now demanding to use the laptop of their choice, often a Mac, leading to the next wave of BYOD, Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC).” However, many organizations are even more reluctant to let users own computers connect to networks than with mobile pho resources from users’ own computers than they were about allowing personal mobile phone access to corporate resources.”
For many organizations, BYOPC raises new security concerns related to the introduction of malware, compliance concerns and the inter-mingling of company and personal data. Secure messaging is an important piece of a BYOPC and BYOD security strategy that can be added to any laptop and device. Cirius is the only solution that can provide email encryption, data loss prevention and secure large file transfer through all of the following options:
- Desktop clients for Macs and PCs
- Secure webmail that can be accessed via any web browser
- Plugin for Microsoft Outlook and Office 365 WebApp
- Native apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10
BYOPC understandably makes security professionals uneasy, however applying comprehensive secure messaging helps brings back a certain measure of control. Confidential data is not stored on the local device ensuring data remains confidential even if a device is lost, and access can be quickly enabled or disabled in the event of a lost or stolen device. That’s secure messaging from any device and any location that can be added easily in minutes. To see what Cirius can do for you, sign up for a free trial here.
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