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This article is part of the May 2012 issue of NAC technology evolves in a BYOD policy world
Many companies will start the year with even more users demanding to attach their new smartphones and tablets to the corporate network. Some companies will welcome this tablet and smartphone proliferation, seeing it as a sign of employees wanting to improve their productivity and work long hours. Others see the trend as an unwelcome addition to network complexity and a potential security risk. According to a survey carried out at the end of 2011by Berkshire-based Star Technology Services of UK, firms with 100 to 1,000 employees found acceptance of user-owned devices is still low. Only one in four workplaces surveyed allowed more than a tenth of workers to use their own devices for work. The BlackBerry was still seen as the safest and easiest to integrate, followed by Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices, while Android trailed behind, with Windows Mobile bringing up the rear. But are companies right to be so cautious about what are undoubtedly becoming the users’ devices of choice over the traditional Windows laptop? Security risks of mobile devices The virus ... Access >>>
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