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BYOD | MobileIron Response to COVID-19Restrictions Led to Transformation of Everywhere Enterprise Model of Working

BYOD | MobileIron Response to COVID-19Restrictions Led to Transformation of Everywhere Enterprise Model of Working
The Siliconreview
24 Febuary, 2021

“MobileIron leverages a zero-trust approach, which assumes bad actors are already in the network and secure access is determined by a “never trust, always verify” model.”

BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has renewed significance in light of the wholesale changes to working practices instigated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to its ability to enable employees to work from home, BYOD has become increasingly popular. The pandemic will only accelerate its popularity as organizations shift from working exclusively in the office to an Everywhere Enterprise model of working.

Though BYOD seems to be a better choice, implementing it for a huge number of employees may lead to specific security issues. That’s because private devices do not hold the same security level as devices under the company’s control. Furthermore, private devices may utilize other shared Wi-Fi connections that may impact the company’s server by transferring viruses and malware. This concern is justifiable, so it’s up to a company to put its fears to rest.

That said, MobileIron, a software company, has always made user privacy a top priority. The company separates personal and business apps and data on mobile devices and makes it easy for users to see which types of information IT can access. The best part is BYOD devices can all be enrolled remotely, meaning businesses can grow their BYOD programs despite the COVID-19 lockdown.

According to its LinkedIn page, MobileIron is redefining enterprise security with the industry’s first mobile-centric security platform for the Everywhere Enterprise. In the Everywhere Enterprise, corporate data flows freely across devices and servers in the cloud, empowering workers to be productive anywhere they need to work. To secure access and protect data across this perimeter-less enterprise, MobileIron leverages a zero-trust approach, which assumes bad actors are already in the network and secure access is determined by a “never trust, always verify” model.

Ivanti acquired MobileIron in September last year.