A bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program, which allows employees to access the company network and perform many job functions using their personal smartphones and tablets, can do wonders for productivity and flexibility while reducing the expense of company-issued devices. BYOD can also create major headaches for IT departments that now have to deal with a massive influx of network-connected mobile devices that the company doesn’t own.

How do you enforce security policies that prevent malware from sneaking into the network through an employee’s smartphone? Many people are lax about smartphone security.

How do you manage such heavy wireless traffic without sacrificing network performance or availability? Many organizations simply don’t have adequate wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure to support the “always-on” nature of a mobile devices and applications. Instead of maximizing the benefits of BYOD, most WLANs struggle to simply keep everybody connected.

How do you maintain control of corporate data without compromising an individual’s personal information and privacy? Sensitive corporate data needs to be separated and secured.

How do you police potentially troublesome applications on so many mobile devices? For example, social media and video streaming are notorious for causing network congestion.

How do you make the best use of IT resources? Most IT departments – and their budgets – are already strained, and BYOD creates a whole new layer of complexity and responsibility.

Ruckus to the Rescue

Ruckus Wireless has introduced a device agnostic networking (DAN) framework to help organizations get a better handle on their BYOD programs, keep related costs under control, and provide the necessary scalability to keep up with the mobile device explosion.

Ruckus addresses the need for a robust WLAN infrastructure that can support massive amounts of wireless traffic with Ruckus Zoneflex, the highest capacity WLAN in the industry. This provides the Wi-Fi resources necessary to fully leverage the power of mobility and scale as needed.

Ruckus DAN simplifies BYOD by automating:

  • Onboarding of users and devices through a consolidated BYOD portal. This makes the process of onboarding much faster by providing simple device registration, easy instructions for accessing the network, and a simple self-provisioning platform.
  • Enforcement of device and application policies. This functionality removes the tedious, time-consuming process of manual policy management. It can also be used to limit or restrict certain applications, such as social media, gaming and video streaming, that can hamper performance while providing little or no business value.
  • Mobile device management (MDM). Hosted in the cloud or on premises, DAN MDM capabilities simplify the management and troubleshooting of mobile devices, applications and device profiles while providing administrators with a wealth of device information. MDM ensures compliance with security protocols, as well as the delivery of application updates and patches to noncompliant devices. MDM also separates personal data from company data, which can be secured in a variety of ways.

Contact us and let us show you how we can leverage the Ruckus DAN framework to take full advantage of your BYOD program.

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