Managing BYOD with the Cloud

It’s one thing to let employees bring their phone to work and use it to access company information, but it’s quite another to force them to submit to remote wipes should they misplace the device. Nobody wants a draconian, big brother employer having that much control over their own phones.

I wrote about a novel approach to this problem a year and a half ago. What I proposed was treating a sandbox, or secure container on the device as an extension of the Cloud, where you could run secure apps and download confidential information. Unauthorized parties wouldn’t be able to access the secure sandbox even if they stole the device, and any remote wipe would then simply deprovision the container, leaving the rest of the phone untouched.

However, I wasn’t aware of any vendor who was managing BYOD following such an approach – that is, until now. Kaseya has just announced the launch of a new BYOD solution that resulted from their acquisition of Rover Apps earlier this year. The newly christened Kaseya BYOD Suite offers just the sort of secure, device-based container I was recommending.

Still on Kaseya’s roadmap, however, is the full Cloud story. On the back office side the BYOD Suite offers a traditional on-premise management interface. But the writing is on the wall, as everything is moving to Cloud these days. Once Kaseya moves the back end to SaaS (or perhaps PaaS, since APIs come with the territory), then they will have a true “Cloud on the device” that ZapThink believes is the future of BYOD.

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Overview

The Latest

microsoft careers

Top Careers at Microsoft

Microsoft has gained its position as one of the top companies in the world, and Microsoft careers are flourishing. This multinational company is efficiently developing popular software and computers with other consumer electronics. It is a dream come true for so many people to acquire a high paid, high-prestige job

your company's audio

4 Areas of Your Company Where Your Audio Really Matters

Your company probably relies on audio more than you realize. Whether you’re creating a spoken text message to a colleague or giving a speech, you want your audio to shine. Otherwise, you could cause avoidable friction points and potentially hurt your brand reputation. For example, let’s say you create a

chrome os developer mode

How to Turn on Chrome OS Developer Mode

Google’s Chrome OS is a popular operating system that is widely used on Chromebooks and other devices. While it is designed to be simple and user-friendly, there are times when users may want to access additional features and functionality. One way to do this is by turning on Chrome OS