The number of devices per user coming into the workplace (or work environment) today is increasing. The term BYOD was coined as cell phone use (Apple or Android) starting flooding into the workplace in the early 2000's.
The New BYOD
In the strongly worded statement above, "is BYOD a thing of the past", there should be a subsequent line that reads, "Yes, as it makes way for BYOx". BYOx has been the latest trend in as "Bring your own everything" encompasses the need for enterprises to support not only mobile devices but tablets, applications, phones and portable laptops running on different platforms.
So what is everything? What is X? TechTarget does a phenomenal job showing us exactly what BYO...we need to be prepared for:
- bring your own device (BYOD)
- bring your own apps (BYOA)
- bring your own encryption (BYOE)
- bring your own identity (BYOI)
- bring your own technology (BYOT)
- bring your own network (BYON)
- bring your own wearables (BYOW)
In today's ever changing landscape, clients continually tell us that they do not know how to prepare for the ever changing. New devices join the network every hour. Unmanaged laptops, smartphones and tablets. Servers and virtual instances. IoT devices and industrial systems of all shapes and sizes. Rogue endpoints. These devices significantly expand the attack surface yet are invisible to many security products.
How to Protect Against "BYO" and Unmanaged Devices
With Forescout networks, iQSG Architect's provide a heterogeneous security solution that can see devices, control them and orchestrate system-wide threat response across your wired and wireless campus, data center, cloud and operational technology deployments without agents.
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