The BYOD model is growing in popularity as companies have found it increases productivity and employees have come to expect to be allowed to use their own devices at work. This poses a significant challenge for IT departments who must balance network security with a larger diversity of access requests. While the inclusion of mobile devices and personal storage media in corporate networks may translate to greater output it also means a rise in potential threats. What businesses need are creative solutions that enable employees to access company files and resources via their personal devices without compromising the health of the internal system.
The best option is to implement an in-line Adaptive Network Access Control (Adaptive NAC) system. Adaptive NACs allow granular control at each endpoint and identify users and devices in real time. Enter Milton Security Group’s product line. The Edge series are the industry’s first Adaptive NAC appliances that provide identity-based access to the network, controlling access at the edge via granular policies, and continuous enforcement. The agentless Edge7200i solution enables you to control behavior on your network via wired and wireless infrastructure.
The Informer suite of products is designed to help you monitor and administrate your virtual and physical network infrastructure. Led by Virtual Operations Center (VOC), these tools help you gain a larger perspective into your network functioning and wellbeing. The USBInformer provides USB port security at endpoints. Using a real time security monitoring service, the USBInformer stops access to any USB device not approved by administrators. The forthcoming LogInformer is a centralized logging and reporting system that unifies every part of a network security system and pools the data into one user-friendly interface. It combines SNORT data with other network security information offering an all-encompassing picture of the network’s health.
With these and the other Milton products you can enable BYOD environments while ensuring that your network is secure. For more information on Milton Security Group security solutions and BYOD visit http://www.miltonsecurity.com or call 1.888.674.9001.