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BYOD Best Practices: 7 tips to help with your BYOD Strategy

 

BYOD Best Practices

If Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a big topic of conversation in your organization, then this post regarding BYOD Best Practices: 7 Tips and Tricks to help with your BYOD strategy may be for you.

WiFi networks enable your employees and visitors to plug their own devices into your network, so it is no surprise that a strategy surrounding BYOD needs to be put into place to help protect your sensitive data and information.

Here are 7 Tips and Tricks to help with your BYOD strategy:

  1. Plan your BYOD strategy. BYOD is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you should take the subject lightly. Decide which devices are strictly off limits and which devices will be allowed within the organization.
  2. Set up BYOD access policies. Begin by taking a look at your corporate laptop policies and alter from there. Must a user have anti-virus running on their system before connecting to the corporate network? Must they have password protection on their device? Could the device connect to the corporate network or will a guest network be set up to control access? What are your BYOD best practices?
  3. Automatically quarantine devices until they are approved. This step requires a solid BYOD solution to be implemented, so that unknown (and potentially harmful or infected) devices are quarantined before being allowed access to the corporate network.
  4. Implement a Mobile Device Management solution when many devices are involved. In larger organizations, an optional Mobile Device Management solution should be deployed to monitor access and policies and report on non-compliance.
  5. Set up a guest network. Ensure unknown devices are always blocked from the corporate network so viruses and malware cannot cause data loss and data integrity issues.
  6. Review BYOD policy compliance regularly. Are the policies that you implement actually being used by employees within your organization? Who is in charge of these policies?
  7. Manage the Unmanageable with NACwalls. With NetClarity’s NACwall appliances, managing BYOD is an easy, simple process. Agentless detection, alerting, and controlling features are implemented through simplified LAN management or even more complex Active Directory and VLAN management, without the need for additional client software, or new switches, or new wireless routers.
Sincerely,

NetClarity Security Team

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