In the workplace, the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) phenomenon presents a troublesome dilemma for IT: employees love them and they can improve productivity, but permitting random devices to run around the building unsecured doing who-knows-what over cellular and Wi-Fi networks is an invitation for trouble.
Early on, Cybersecurity’s reaction to BYOD was to employ the policies that had worked so well for PCs and laptops: Prohibit personal devices and issue company-owned and controlled ones to those that needed them. But that approach quickly proved unworkable as the definition of “need” differed greatly between employer and employee and people simply used their own devices anyway.
ZoneDefense can automatically change security and application restrictions based on device location and user privileges – make some zones restriction free, and lock others down with airtight security. Moreover, devices that are unknown (or “rogue”) and operating in your monitored zones are colour coded for identification with just a glance, while real-time alerting provides you with immediate notice of rogue devices entering secured zones.