Bring your own device (BYOD)

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Overview

BYOD platform overview

BYOD empowers employees to use their personal smartphones, tablets, laptops, and wearables to access enterprise data from anywhere. To maintain security, organizations must balance restrictions on sensitive company data with user productivity. Enter a BYOD solution, which allows IT, a corporate persona, or container to control who has access BYOD to what data. With more remote workers than ever, having the right technology and a well thought out BYOD policy has become an imperative.


Benefits

Increased mobile productivity When employees can use their personal devices, you empower them to do their best work, whether they are at home, in a meeting or on the go. Users have a level of comfort in accessing work data on a personal device, allowing them to integrate work into their daily routine. Cost reductions BYOD programs can have the added benefit of saving the enterprise budget by shifting hardware costs to the user. Say goodbye to corporate bulk purchases of smartphones or tablets, and to the tug of war that tends to happen when employees exit the workplace and need to leave their favorite device behind. Employee trust To drive maximum adherence to BYOD policies, employees need to know that you are protecting their personal use and privacy with your end-user license agreement and that the organization has the tools to enforce security programs.

Use cases

BYOD software solution A comprehensive unified endpoint management (UEM) solution with BYOD capabilities can not only secure applications and data on a personal device but also provide AI, analytics and mobile threat defense to make sure no employee is bringing a risky or compromised device into your environment. Explore IBM Security MaaS360 with Watson

Services

Mobility Success Services

Curated mobility services offerings help you get the most out of your MaaS360 investment throughout the UEM lifecycle. IBM Mobility Success Services Security Expert Labs engagements scale from SMB-tailored offerings to large enterprise projects.


Case studies

Credico achieves 100% tablet policy compliance How does an organization manage thousands of tablets for a diverse set of independent sales offices spread out across the continent? It’s not easy. But that’s just what Credico is doing. With MaaS360, Credico was able to improve its compliance enforcement and reporting capabilities, as well as its self-service portal features — achieving total policy compliance, quick identification and remediation of security risks, and dramatic cost reductions. Read the case study

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