BYOD - Bring your own device

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Bring Your Own Device

Allow secure connection of personal devices with BT and Cisco

  • Market leading wireless and wired networks
  • End to end security across your network
  • Automatically authenticate and allow or block certain devices

Find out more on 1800 924 929


BYOD at a glance

What is BYOD?

A revolution is happening in the workplace. Employees are bringing their own devices into work and expecting the same access to their corporate network as they get with their work laptop.

This presents challenges in terms of security and data protection.

  • Who do you give access to?
  • How do you manage all of these devices?

BT and Cisco can help your business enable BYOD without the headache.


Business benefits

  • Increase productivity - employees who use their own devices in work and at home put in more hours work per year
  • Save money - reduce the overhead of company provided devices and maintenance
  • Improve staff satisfaction - by giving them the flexibility to use the device of their choice
  • Attract and retain the best employees

Why does BYOD matter?

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) - What is BYOD? A BT animated video.


Researching BYOD? Our animation explains what it's all about and how BT and Cisco can help you embrace the BYOD revolution securely.


Business benefits

  • Increase productivity - employees who use their own devices in work and at home put in more hours work per year
  • Save money - reduce the overhead of company provided devices and maintenance
  • Improve staff satisfaction - by giving them the flexibility to use the device of their choice
  • Attract and retain the best employees

3 steps to enabling Bring Your Own Device in a secure manner

Bring Your Own Device is often seen as a threat to businesses.

However, in three steps, your company can make the most of this opportunity and embrace the business benefits.

1

A high performance network infrastructure

Your network needs to be able to cope with the influx of personal devices connecting to it. Across wireless, wired, WAN and VPN, it needs to be robust and fit for purpose to keep your business at maximum productivity.

2

End to end security

Once your network is up to speed, it needs to be able to support the secure connection of devices, whether they are connecting from inside or outside the office.

3

Setting access policies

With a robust and secure network, you can start to set policies around what devices you allow to connect to the network, and what areas of the network they have access to. Cisco's Identity Services Engine is unique as it allows you to set a unified policy across all of your networks. Regardless of the network being connected to, a registered device will be automatically authenticated and given appropriate access as per your policy settings.

A flexible and resilient service

Improve productivity

Help your employees work smarter in and out of the office. Employees who use their mobile devices for both work and personal issues could do 240 hours extra work per year than those who don't.

Reduce costs

Save on some of the costs associated with company-provided devices and maintenance. You could also save on time and money spent managing the complexity of access at the moment..

Attract and retain employees

Being flexible over the devices your employees use can make your business more attractive and help retain your best talent.

Reduce security risks

Automatically detect all devices that connect to the network. Easily set up policies to block unprotected devices and open your network only to appropriate devices.

What is the BYOD solution?

Each business will have its own way of dealing with BYOD. There are a number of products and services we can offer to help you along the way. Here are some ways that we can help - call us to discuss your specific requirements.

Cisco Identity Services Engine

A unified access policy across all of your networks should be at the heart of any BYOD solution. The Cisco ISE allows your IT department to define when, where, and how users may access the network. Not only does it improve visibility and control, it can increase IT staff productivity, automating labour-intensive tasks and simplifying service delivery. Call now for more information.

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and Wired Local Area Networks (LAN)

Connect your own device to access information when in the office, whether at your desk or not. No other industry solution offers the depth and breadth of the Cisco WLAN product family, available through BT. Call now to find out more.

BT Internet Connect

Use your own device to access business-critical applications quickly and securely. Connect your own device to your internet access, enabling high speed, secure, unlimited usage. Guaranteed bandwidth means access won't slow down, even during peak traffic periods.

Find out more about BT Internet Connect

Data Centre Services

Access stored corporate information securely using your own device. Our Data Centre Services consolidate network, storage, applications, security and computing into one place, putting everything you need at your fingertips.

Find out more about Data Centre Services

Conferencing

Join video or audio conferences from your own laptop, wherever you happen to be. One-off or regular meetings can be held from any device without compromising the user experience enabling virtual or face-to-face meetings to be held with contacts around the world, from wherever you are.

Find out more about Conferencing

Wi-Fi

Pick up work emails while on the move, with your personal devices. Workers on the move can stay connected to the office, internet and their emails via their own devices, making use of more than 3.5 million hotspots across Ireland and the UK that can become an extension to your office.

Wide Area Networks

Access any information held at any of your offices using any device securely, quickly and without disrupting network performance. WAN optimisation services can also improve the application experience for users.

Find out more about VPN

Security & Data Protection

Protect your data and infrastructure from potential threats with our range of Cisco security services, offering end to end protection across your devices and network. Call now to find out more on 1800 924 929.

Resources

Whitepaper

Download the BT Cloud Contact Ireland Datasheet

The Future of the office >

BT Futurologist Dr Nicola Millard explores the shifts of "office life" and how employees want to work anywhere with any device.

Top 10

Download the BT Cloud Contact Ireland Datasheet

BYOD Top 10 >

10 things to consider when looking at how to deal with employees bringing their own devices into the workplace.

Interactive PDF

Download the BT Cloud Contact Ireland Datasheet

BYOD Solutions >

Explore the different ways you can ensure your business is ready for BYOD using this interactive guide to a typical office.