Today's growing demand for 'anytime, anywhere' network access has expanded to include the use of personal mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphone, e-readers and more. This Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon is changing the way IT organizations and users perceive network access and security.
For IT organizations, BYOD means supporting a variety of devices and their operating systems, and maintaining an expected level of service. To keep costs low, it must be easy to securely onboard new devices and quickly identify and resolve problems. For users, BYOD means using a laptop or smartphone that best addresses their needs. Organizations must also understand support considerations and what happens when a device is replaced, lost or stolen.
The effect of granting enterprise access to personal devices has major direct implications on security, information ownership, device and network control and even helpdesk resources. These security challenges include:
- Understanding who and what is on the network.
- Keeping the network malware-free.
- Determining the level of information that can be stored on a BYOD endpoint.
- Providing proper enforcement of access policies to maintain compliance and audit requirements.
Many organizations prefer restricting guests to an isolated network segment, such as using a separate SSID from the corporate SSID, and providing internet access only. However, a true BYOD access solution is one which gives the IT team the flexibility to create granular access rules for different types of user groups based on their identity, location, device and privilege. Decision makers are striving to build a secure, identity aware wireless network with high bandwidth standards like 802.11n. Such a secure and high performance network enhances user experience and also improves productivity. AGC helps you to build smart wireless networks through proper consulting and business need analysis, and/or an indoor/outdoor or mixed wireless environment, adding wireless specific security and granular identity aware access, provisioning add-ons like guest access solution, and building a comprehensive management and monitoring overlay around the solution. With the engagement of our video and voice expertise, we can also help you to extend your unified communication networks seamlessly over the secure wireless LAN solution.
We also help very large organizations and service providers by offering innovative Wi-Fi hotspots, Wi-Fi 3G/ LTE offload solutions. To many organizations, this opens up new opportunities for revenue generation through their wireless LAN network.