BYOD (bring your own device) has gained traction at schools, businesses, and other organizations across the country. BYOD sets the stage for myriad educational benefits. However, not every school allows BYOD. In fact, plenty of schools and other organizations have not yet spent time weighing the merits of such a system. Some school officials are concerned about BYOD security, yet others are giving serious consideration to BYOD as it has the potential to reduce costs. Below, our IT support team in Orlando explains the true power of BYOD in the context of education.
If students, teachers, and others are allowed to bring their own devices, it might prove a bit challenging to regularly maintain the network. The proper wireless system is essential to the success of your BYOD program. Furthermore, performance should be regularly gauged to ensure the network isn't faltering due to the added demand. So, do not attempt to launch a BYOD program on your own and simply assume it will work. Our IT support team in Orlando is here to help you develop and implement the perfect BYOD program for your school, business or other organization. We will monitor performance as well as switches, apps, end-users, what the network is being used for, signal levels, device locations, and plenty more.
Most school administrators question whether BYOD is secure. BYOD creates the potential for upwards of thousands of personal devices to be used simultaneously on the wireless network. Rather than attempting to control each individual device, it is better to have a system that manages device behavior.
Network access control is essential to BYOD security. Visibility is especially important as it empowers you to see who accesses the network. If you can't see such actions, you won't be able to control what users can do. Nor will you be able to control where they can venture on the network.
As soon as the system identifies who is attempting to obtain access, it can assign the user/device a role. Such control is referred to as role-based access control. An assigned role gives end-users specific capabilities while restricting them from others. Once each role has been assigned, the appropriate parties will be able to access exactly what they need without encumbrance.
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