Apple iPhone 6 and the threat of BYOD
As we have all heard last week, the launch of the iPhone 6 models is now upon us.
Many millions of these new devices are expected to be sold in the UK alone – it is now more important than ever to ensure that your business is protected against these devices accessing your organisational data and network services.
Yellowspring look after many customer networks – and every year we see the same thing. Request after request of new iPhone users asking for their phones to be setup with their email, onto the wireless network even onto their internal phone system.
PCs and laptops have long had measures put in place to ensure that they are protecting the business network “endpoints” – that the data they are receiving or carrying is authorized, legitimate and free from viruses and other malicious threats.
So why is it that the new iPhone is any different? Should this device (and any other mobile or tablet device) not be protected in be protected in the very same way?
Of course the answer is yes…
The good news is that the solution to protecting against the threat of Bring Your Own Device is generally not expensive. By implementing next generation firewall technology, simple rules and security measures can be easily put in place.
To review your current firewall policies and hardware, it might be worth speaking to one of our professionals. We can help you identify any weaknesses, propose a resolution and help you get things back on track.
For more information call our offices and speak to Maria West or email firstname.lastname@example.org.