By Newsha Sharifzadeh, Global Product Marketing Manager
In a previous blog written by my colleague, Gladys mentioned how IMC User Access Manager (UAM) helped reduce vulnerabilities and security breaches through its policy management and integration with HP TippingPoint Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Solution (NGIPS). Now I’d like to talk more about this integration when you have BYOD in place.
By Gladys Alegre-Kimura, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking
Did you know the analyst firm Forrester has found that over 50% of global information workers use 3 or more devices for work and IT does not even know about these devices? The impact to the network with an additional load of 3X more devices can be numerous!
Here are the three main issues I can see.
Independent research company Nemertes reports companies are provisioning 73.5 percent of the WLAN capacity growth specifically for smartphones and tablets. To support this explosion of personal devices accessing company resources requires a well designed and capable WLAN. Does your WLAN have these key ingredients to support consumerization of IT?
Gone are the days of IT determining the kinds of devices on your network and who can use them; now your users−the CEO down−expect to be able to use their personally owned devices to access company information, any time and from anywhere. A survey by management consulting group Accenture found 60 per cent of consumers believe using their personal devices for business-related video conferencing and social collaboration increases their productivity. Is your network ready for the challenge?
I am no fortuneteller. But I can envision the experience at Cape Cod Academy when student and teachers returned from holidays. Not that their network was outdated but something significant had changed that they had not anticipated. Read on for a perfect case study of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon in action.