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The WiFi Minute: The 3 Components that Every BYOD Solution Should Include

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The WiFi Minute: The 3 Components that Every BYOD Solution Should Include

By: Danny Mareco December 12, 2016   0 Category: Strategy

Supporting BYOD has become a must-have for every large-scale wireless network across every industry. So what do you need? How do you safely and efficiently handle mobile devices that you don't own? In today's Wi-Fi Minute, we share three components that every bring your own device solution should include to properly and securely support a BYOD strategy.

Video Transcription

Hey what's up everybody? My name is Danny. This is The Wi-Fi Minute. Today's topic is all about BYOD, specifically the three components that every BYOD solution should include.

I've got to admit this one is going to be a little bit tough to get through in 60 seconds but I think I'm up for the challenge. All right, let's put 60 seconds up on that clock and let's go.

Component Number One

MDM or mobile device management, this allows your end users to work and collaborate from anywhere securely and allows you to manage that system more efficiently.

There are literally hundreds of MDM options available, but at the end of the day the right one should have these five features: application management, application delivery, application control, mobile security and be able to segment between personal and employee data.

Component Number Two

There are two core components of BYOD security: identity based security and next gen firewalls.

Identity based means using logic to identify users, validate devices, control access and classify types of traffic and applications.

Next gen firewalls provide application visibility and go far beyond URL filtering, so you can see everything from peer to peer and social sharing, to your business applications.

Component Number Three

Most of your end users are using mobile devices like smartphones and laptops so it's critical that your wireless network design is up to date and addresses both coverage and capacity.

You want features like Layer 7 Visibility and a centralized wi-fi management platform that has real time analytics.

On the wired side make sure you're not causing bottlenecks on your network from having limited throughput. You want features like gigabit switching at the edge and 10 gigabit switching at the core just to name a few.

I think that deserves a golf clap, don't you? Golf clap?

Final Thoughts

There's definitely more to BYOD than just three components, however getting these right will get you well on your way to successfully supporting BYOD.

Down in the description below I've included another great link to a BYOD resource kit of ours that has everything you'll need to create and support a BYOD strategy.

If you guys have any more questions, feel free to leave them down below. You've been wonderful. I of course have been Danny. Thank you so much for watching and I'll see you next time.

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