As business continues to evolve at an amazing pace, employees now bring an average of four mobile devices to the workplace. And each new smartphone or tablet brings with it the threat of malware, viruses, bandwidth overload and other IT department headaches.
BYOD doesn’t have to mean Bring Your Own Difficulties. Integrating personal mobile devices into your infrastructure can be more painless than you think. With the right approach, your network can have huge gains in product mobility and cost savings, all on devices purchased by your employees.
A new white paper explains 5 considerations that are crucial to building a network that can withstand the BYOD invasion.
- Access and authentication control: Your solution should allow IT managers to quickly and easily add, remove and change devices on the network.
- Security: Your wireless network should be secure enough to help protect the enterprise from malicious attacks, viruses and rogue devices
- Scalability: Because devices and users can jump on and off at any point, any wireless network should be scalable in order to prevent bandwidth overload
- Guest Management: System should provide both active and passive guest management, allowing IT managers to choose between direct interest in a guest’s level of access or access predetermined by guest location and other factors
- QoS Assurance: Tools to set traffic rules and prioritize network flow are essential to ensure optimal Quality of Service
The revolution is here to stay. Implementing a well-planned WLAN solution that simplifies the surveying, configuring, monitoring, deployment and reporting of wired and wireless infrastructures can help your enterprise embrace BYOD and benefit from a lower total cost of ownership as well. For more details and strategies to help you realize the full benefits of the BYOD revolution, view the full white paper.
Find out how an Avaya WLAN Solution can help your business succeed. Contact your STL Communications Account Manager, visit http://www.stlcom.com/contact-us/ or call 1.800.993.4785.