Bring Your Own Device Policy

What Does Bring Your Own Device Policy Mean?

A bring your own device policy (BYOD policy) is used to support the deployment of BYOD in an organization. An effective BYOD policy facilitates employee productivity in a flexible manner.
For example, a company may manage and track employee devices through a mobile device management (MDM) process, which involves setting up security for mobile devices and laptops to block intruders from breaking into a firewall or virtual private network (VPN).


Techopedia Explains Bring Your Own Device Policy

The U.S. federal government released BYOD guidelines that encourage businesses to implement and embrace the BYOD policy trend. On May 23, 2012, U.S. Chief Information Officer (CIO) Steve VanRoekel released these guidelines in the document, Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People. Through this strategy, a Digital Service Advisory Group was formed to help federal agencies establish BYOD policies based on lessons from successful BYOD programs.
BYOD security remains problematic, due to various device types and workplace fragmentation. However, as mobile device management improves, companies are learning how to implement BYOD more effectively.


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