Facing the Reality
Acceptance of BYOD and addition of more and more new mobile devices to the network is a reality. There is no option for CIOS than to be on their toes to secure the network
The world is like that. There are challenges and you have to face it. No way can you escape. And if you try to escape, challenges would outrun you and eventually cease your motion. That is the reality. And this reality holds good for enterprises too.
With enterprises expanding their ambit in order to offer more and more services to their customers, they are being compelled to expand their network capabilities and are taking every step to fulfil the customer’s needs. And in the chase of catering to the needs of customers, enterprises have no other options than to empower their processes including the workforce.
This empowerment, besides others, involves granting use of all kind of mobility devices by the employees in the network. With delivering services anytime, anywhere becoming the norm in the corporate world, enterprises are taking the bet and allowing their workforce to use their mobility devices beyond the office premises, beyond the office hours. This exposes enterprises to security is- sues in multiplicity and with different magnitudes.
The Changing Dynamics
Over the years, the dynamics of an enterprise network have changed phenomenally. Earlier the network consisted of ‘physical and in-premise’ components. The access devices used to be solitary desktops and services were accessed over physical cabled broadband networks.
Over the years it has changed to mobility devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and the services are being