Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), sometimes also referred to as Bring Your Own Personal Computer (BYOPC) initiatives, are on the increase due to the consumerization of IT and the demand from employees to use their own devices.
BYOD, however, poses challenges for IT departments particularly in relation to security. How can the IT department ensure that non-corporate devices are secure and aren’t going to compromise data security?
Secure Remote Worker solves this problem by giving end users the freedom to use their own devices, but within a secure workspace environment that is managed by IT but can be easily switched on and off by the end user.
Enabling Secure Remote Worker moves BYOD to the next level, giving end users an enhanced, yet simplified user interface, whilst allowing them to remain productive. At the same time, IT can confidently allow access to corporate remote environments, knowing that the devices being used are running within a secure, locked-down environment.
Using ThinScale's intuitive central management platform, IT teams can easily manage, troubleshoot and update their entire thin client environment. The IT team can update software, profiles and security settings from a single console.
Built-in location awareness, coupled with a centrally-defined set of access policies, means that an IT team can dynamically restrict access to applications and sensitive data based on where the end user is trying to access it from.
Deploying a BYOD type working policy has many advantages, especially when an organization has a remote desktop or remote application solution in place.
For one, an organization can reduce the capital expenditure costs of having to purchase devices for each of its users, as well as giving the users the freedom to choose the device that best suits their individual requirements.
Secure Remote Worker enables organizations to deliver BYOD working initiatives by providing a solution that delivers a secure workspace, from which end users can access corporate systems and data.
One issue to overcome with deploying BYOD policies is how the IT department ensures that the device is secure and isn’t going to compromise data security. Users are typically reluctant to grant control of their personal device to an employer’s IT team, or to let them access personal content by installing intrusive agents or other MDM type solutions.
Secure Remote Worker has the ability to deliver a secure, policy driven, segregated environment on Windows-based devices.
It allows the end users to switch between their personal environment and their corporate environment, securely, without the need to reboot, dual-boot or boot from an external USB device.
All a user needs to do is launch Secure Remote Worker and our solution locks down the underlying device before connecting via the secure workspace environment.
Secure Remote Worker turns a non-corporate or personal Windows device into a secure software-defined thin client that allows secure remote access. With built-in location awareness, Secure Remote Worker is capable of dynamically updating permissions based on an endpoint's local network and centrally managed policies.
“A physical thin client is incredibly clumsy. Secure Remote Worker has revolutionized security for our BYOD model, enabling us to leverage an agent’s home PC securely and without them breaking out of the session.”
Marlon Beltz — Director of Desktop Virtualization/WAH, Teleperformance
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), sometimes also referred to as Bring Your Own Personal Computer (BYOPC), or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), refers to a working policy adopted by many organizations that allows its employees to bring their own personal devices, such as laptops, tablets, and smart phones, into the corporate working environment.
Secure Remote Worker enables organizations to reduce the cost of hardware acquisition and management. It increases end user productivity with faster onboarding and easier support.