Manage the BYOD Monster with OneTouchTM AT Network Assistant by Mark Mullins
Have you heard the phrase "too many cooks in the kitchen?" For today's enterprise IT, this phrase is a little too familiar. The tsunami of employee-owned smart devices used at work - known as BYOD or Bring Your Own Device - has emboldened employees to feel confident in their networking skills… to the point of residential gateways, routers, access points (APs), and switches creeping into the enterprise. And, while having a tech-savvy workforce can make IT's job a little easier, the complications outweigh the convenience.
Managing the impact of personal devices, protecting corporate data and intellectual property, and auditing to ensure compliance have stretched IT's bandwidth too thin, and most don't have the tools to support the BYOD phenomenon. In fact, in a recent survey, 62 percent of enterprise IT report their company lacks the tools needed to manage employee devices, regardless of whether BYOD policies are in place.
To harness and tame the BYOD beast, NETSCOUT OneTouch AT Network Assistant can help reduce the risks and operational costs of delivering a secure, high performance, reliable wired and wireless infrastructure. Be one of the first to read our new OneTouch AT application note on managing BYOD and the consumerization of IT. Topics include how to inventory the state of your current Wi-Fi network, audit network permissions, investigate user complaints, and more.