Bring your own device (BYOD) (also called bring your own technology (BYOT), bring your own phone (BYOP), and bring your own PC (BYOPC) refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. The term is also used to describe the same practice applied to students using personally owned devices in education settings.
BYOD is making significant inroads in the business world, with about 75% of employees in high growth markets such as Brazil and Russia and 44% in developed markets already using their own technology at work. In most cases, businesses simply can’t block the trend. Some[who?] believe that BYOD may help employees be more productive.Others[who?] say it increases employee morale and convenience by using their own devices and makes the company look like a flexible and attractive employer. Many[who?] feel that BYOD can even be a means to attract new hires, pointing to a survey that indicates 44% of job seekers view an organization more positively if it supports their device.
Support Personal Devices in Your Enterprise Deployment
With the consumerization of mobility, many enterprises are turning to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, or a hybrid approach including deployed corporate-owned devices and a BYOD program. By enabling a BYOD program, or taking a hybrid approach, enterprises allow employees access to corporate resources from anywhere, increasing productivity and driving employee satisfaction. Securing employee-owned devices and supporting different mobile platforms, however, can create complex issues for IT departments.
AirWatch supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs by enabling unprecedented device choice and supporting the device ownership models you choose without compromising the security and management of your mobile fleet. AirWatch provides a flexible model for asset management, policy enforcement, and distributing profiles, apps and content, based on device ownership type.
AirWatch supports all major mobile platforms, allowing you to implement a flexible BYOD program. Your employees can choose from the latest makes and models for their smartphones, tablets and laptops. Define devices eligible for enrollment with custom device whitelists and blacklists.
Access to Corporate Resources
AirWatch’s simple enrollment process provides a consistent agent-based flow for major platforms. Once users are authenticated, profiles, applications and content are configured automatically based on the user and device ownership type. AirWatch enables secure access to enterprise resources from employee-owned devices. Provide employees connections to intranet sites and corporate content, apps, Wi-Fi, VPN networks and more from their mobile devices by pushing profiles automatically or on-demand. AirWatch also empowers your employees and reduces the burden on IT with our self-service portal. From the portal, employees can enroll additional devices, view detailed device information and perform remote actions.
Security and Compliance
Corporations need to enable BYOD without sacrificing the security needs of IT. WithAirWatch Workspace, provide enterprise-grade security for corporate resources and applications that are delivered to a device while preserving the separation of corporate and personal data. Create enrollment restrictions to limit the number of specific device types to ensure uniformity. Compartmentalize and manage enterprise applications and data without having to manage the entire device. AirWatch container solutions are designed to work together to deliver a seamless user experience with single sign on capabilities and cross-container integration. Provide enterprise-grade security for your applications with user authentication, data encryption, app-level policies, compliance monitoring and management.
Administrators can remove access to corporate email, Wi-Fi and VPN when an end user un-enrolls or leaves the company. Remove internal apps and corporate content from devices upon end user departure. Finally, perform an enterprise wipe without affecting personal content on the device.