Securing the New Workspace
- 100% IT is struggling to keep up with mobility trends
- Mobile threats have doubled from 2010 to 2011
- Around four in ten American users are likely to click on an unsafe link
And with all of these changing dynamics, user expectations continue to rise while the risk of security vulnerabilities rises. Yet, one of the expectations is a demand for safe access to essential business productivity and collaboration applications from anywhere, on any device (personal or organization acquisition), along with a consistent experience across multiple device types. This is the new workspace.
So, how do recent data center security enhancements play an important role in an ever more mobile and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) reality? The reality of the ever-increasing proliferation of devices for each user gives rise to a need for increased scalability and security in the data center even more evident. Users who bring their own device expect a good experience accessing the applications that reside in the data center. IT wants to ensure that applications delivered from the data center or internally are appropriately accessed and protected from any malicious actions. Securing a mobile and BYOD environment does not simply start at the endpoint; it must take an architectural approach from endpoint traffic traversing through the network to the data center. Cisco takes a comprehensive approach to securing applications, content, and devices delivered to any workspace, in any location, based on type and posture, location and time, and user’s role—ensuring an uncompromised user experience and giving your employees the freedom to be highly productive.
People around the globe are enamored with smartphones and tablet computers, and feel strongly that they should be allowed to use these devices at work and, frankly, any way they choose. By combining an architecture-based technical implementation with carefully considered business policies, organizations can create a safe and appropriate environment that blends personal and business resources. Check out the new white paper—Secure Network Access for Personal Mobile Devices—that addresses this approach.
On top of offering a secure workspace, Cisco further empowers your organization to work together with highly collaborative solutions. Cisco is much more than a networking provider—we offer computing, security, and collaborative workplace tools to help you safely accelerate your business. It would be great hear from others on their workspace strategies –please comment.