Bring your own device (BYOD) is one of the common practices observed across diverse workplaces, across various industries in the world. The term came into limelight in the year 2009. By 2010, organizations realized that they needed to have a cumbersome strategy for BYOD and the need to manage the security of business data was highlighted. By 2019, BYOD has said to be adopted by 95% on the employees across the globe.
And while such a huge workforce takes one or more personal devices to work, are organizations ready to secure the vulnerable data on these employee-owned devices?
Are company policies enforced to drive optimum productivity using these devices without compromising the vulnerable business data?
Managing the BYO devices with a robust BYOD policy and a BYOD management tool is essential to get the juice out from employee-owned devices while imparting flexibility as well as privacy to the employees.
Let’s have a look at the features & capabilities extended by Scalefusion for implementing a strong BYOD policy in an organization.
1.Device Diversity- One MDM for different OS types
Different employees prefer diverse devices for personal use. With Scalefusion, enable your employees to use their favorite devices for work. Seamlessly apply corporate BYOD policies on Android, iOS as well as macOS BYO devices.
2. Ease of Enrollment- Quickly enroll BYO devices
Scalefusion offers an extensive number of deployment and enrolment options reducing the IT hassle to onboard employee-owned devices. Employees can self-enroll the devices using URL-based or QR-code based enrollment through an email delivered into their corporate email inbox.
3. Comprehensive Policy Application for Business
To ensure that the business data is never compromised on employee-owned devices, IT can enforce strict policy settings to prevent the data copy/transfer from business apps to personal apps and vice-a-versa. IT can also restrict screenshots of work apps on Android BYO devices. For Android devices, IT can enforce passcode policy and SafetyNet Attestation for work containers for securing business data on employee-owned devices and also prevent device rooting.
4. App Distribution- Distribute apps on employee-owned devices
One of the primary reasons for driving a BYOD policy in an organization is to empower the employees to work from anywhere. With Scalefusion, company IT can publish apps on employee-owned devices, version them as well as update remotely. Business-specific enterprise apps can be privately distributed on employee-owned devices, enabling employees to work remotely.
5. Content Distribution- Enable employees to work from anywhere
Powering employee-owned devices with relevant business content helps for up-keeping employee productivity. With Scalefusion Content Management, company IT can distribute business content and apps on employee-owned devices. This business-specific content can be selectively wiped-off at any time, to ensure DLP when the device is stolen, lost or when the employee leaves the company. IT can also pin shortcuts to frequently accessed websites for work.
6. Employee Privacy- Guarantee Privacy to User Data
The business data and apps on a BYO device can be remotely wiped off without hampering employee’s personal data on the device. With Scalefusion BYOD management, employee privacy is given a top priority and personal data and device analytics are never tracked. Admins cannot enforce restrictions on personal apps, content and device usage for BYO devices.
To effectively mitigate the challenges brought forth while driving a successful BYOD policy, choose Scalefusion to manage your BYOD program.
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Renuka Shahane is a Sr. Content Writer at Scalefusion. An engineering graduate, an Apple junkie and an avid reader, she has a 5+ years of experience in content creation, content strategy and PR for technology and web based startups.