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In the second and the final part of this article, we will look at the solution and benefits for quickly enabling a BYOD
strategy.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) which is “the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile
devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their place of work and use those devices to access privileged
company information and applications” is slowly gaining support among enterprises in view of its incredible
advantages. However, the security issues are what that bothers most enterprises. However, as Forrester research
points out, “Stopping device access adds to the IT department workload and limits rather than protects business.”
In such a scenario, what enterprises need is an effective BYOD solution that enables seamless ‘mobilization’ of any
enterprise application to any personal device and provides a rapid, cost-effective path to mobility that does not
expose the corporate network and fully eliminates data leakage.

With an effective solution, employees can access physical or virtual office desktops and applications from any
device or location. Whether users are on their home PCs, on a laptop at a customer or partner site or on an
iPhone, iPad or Android device, they can work just as if they were sitting in the office without the risk of data
leaving the network. When installed on the corporate network, it integrates with existing identity management
solutions to establish user credentials. Here is a look at some of the advantages of using a best of the breed BYOD
solution.

     Mobilize any Application
It enables bring-your-own-device enterprise-wide, without the need for additional hardware, software or
application licenses. In the case of personal tablets or smart phones, the solution leverages a comprehensive suite
of touch screen gestures and features to provide intuitive control over mouse, keyboard and other traditional
Windows-specific functions.

     Eliminate Data Leakage
Since the connectivity from personal devices is encrypted over SSL, the BYOD solution acts as a secure proxy
preventing personal devices from connecting directly to the corporate network. This helps to maintain the security
and compliance of office resources thereby eliminating the potential for attack. The result is data never leaves the
corporate network, never exists on personal devices and never mixes with personal data, thus fully eliminating the
potential for data leakage.

     Reduce Complexity
Since the BYOD solution is an ideal complement to existing native mobile app solutions and supports any mix of
physical or virtual desktops and applications, existing infrastructure is maximized and the need for additional
hardware and software is minimized.

Today service providers specializing in load balancers and SSL VPN have come up with advanced BYOD solutions
for end users. The solution is advanced, application-based remote desktop solution for the Bring Your Own Device
i.e. BYOD concept and it helps the workers to have access to virtual or physical office desktops and applications.

Thus, with effective BYOD solution, enterprises gain a complete solution that enables mobile access, drives
productivity and mitigates the effects of business disruptions, in addition to supporting freedom of choice for
employees.

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Description: “the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their place of work and use those devices to access privileged company information and applications” is slowly gaining support among enterprises in view of its incredible advantages. However, the security issues are what that bothers most enterprises.