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Bring Your Own Device and Email Security

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BorderLAN announces availability of mobile applications and solutions for bring your own device (BYOD) challenged organizations. The announcement focuses primarily on securing email on mobile devices.

logo-300BorderLAN Inc., a provider of network security solutions, announced today the availability of a new mobile app for businesses allowing easy access to secure email. With a simple per user pricing model, a user can now utilize email in a secure manner and reduce the exposure of sending and storing confidential information on a mobile phone. Data such as email residing on a mobile device can be detrimental in the event of a theft, loss or hack. In fact mobile device OS’s are just now getting the full attention of the hacking community as they realize the value of the data on the mobile devices.

“The BorderLAN announcement is to ensure our customers know we are diligently partnering and reviewing solutions to ensure data security and compliant technologies.” said Craig Smith, President of BorderLAN Inc., Smith goes on to explain the importance of BYOD – “Mobile computing is projected to be one of the fastest growing market segments in 2013 – 2016. Our preparation for helping customers focus reducing legal liability to corporations for having data like PHI, HIPAA and more on a mobile device, while simultaneously avoiding the liability that would normally come with corporate monitoring of an end user device.”

The app available for email security shows a user simple pin key entry, followed by access to the secure hosted email. In this way nothing is on the device and sending can be entirely secure delivery with a 3rd party encrypted mail service. Smith Continued “According to what we’ve read from Gartner Research in April 2013, 38% of companies plan to stop providing mobile devices entirely to end users by 2016. The primary reason for this elimination of devices is liability. BYOD often takes the place of corporate phones, but are even less secure as they are not monitored or managed. We at BorderLAN feel we can finally have the convenience of mobility while maintaining security.”

BorderLAN Network Security sees a steady increase of the use of mobile devices, both corporate owned and private over the next three years. The ability to secure these mobile devices will empower companies to finally use the mobile technologies for convenience and customer service in a way never before seen.

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The Challenge of Device Diversity with BYOD

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Any challenge in supporting the increasing diversity of devices involved with BYOD?

Anytime you open the door for outside devices you have to ask yourself “what is technology’s role in your tech plan?” With a NAC solution you have the ability to detect what kind of device is trying to connect to your network; with policies you can determine what access to give. Furthermore the NAC solution can also detect if that device is “safe” for your network by detecting Anti-Virus setting to insure compliance.

Hurdles that go with BYOD

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For years IT managers have been worried about people bringing their own technology into the classroom – what kind of viruses are they bringing onto the network? How many hours will be lost from support tickets from technology that’s not even owned by the school?

But as time progresses so did the realization that the funding level for technology maintenance and growth in schools are insufficient.

With a Network Access Control (NAC) a school can now set policies and provides a security gateway for newly connected machines. The NAC can provide flexibility to select and use policy modules needed to satisfy the requirements of their security plan and enforce them across the network. Read More: http://borderlan.com/byod-for-schools/

Why Go BYOD?

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Technology is playing an increasing role in education every year – we have to have a greater density and access to technology. At one time it was a popular expression “10:1” that’s a ratio of ten students to computer but now “1:1” is becoming the standard.

Most decisions are made to move into BYOD comes with a realization that with schools limited budgets makes it impossible to reach the technology density required to be effective.

BorderLAN’s BYOD solution makes it possible for students to bring their own devices to school while at the same time maintaining required standards (Security, privacy and regulatory). Read More.

What is Safe Connect?

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The SafeConnect NAC solution provides the flexibility to select and use only the policy modules needed to satisfy the requirements of their security plan. Administrators can implement the policy modules standard to the SafeConnect solution including compliance with anti-virus, anti-spyware, Microsoft OS patches, as well as registration and authentication.

Other standard policy modules include peer-to-peer file sharing, access points, and power management. Custom policies can also be created based on the existence or non-existence of file types, registry settings, services, and processes on endpoint devices.

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