If they bring their own devices to work, they might be.
The BYOD wave has many advantages for employees and companies alike, but personal mobile devices make corporate security harder.
You can provide employees with company devices, but the BYOD pressure isn’t going to die down. Employees will still use their personal devices for business — and you’re right back where you started.
Or you can install security software on employees’ personal phones so company data can be erased when necessary. But employees are understandably uncomfortable with the idea that their personal information is at risk of being wiped clean along with company data.
A better solution is a business mobile phone app that streams corporate data from the cloud as needed, rather than storing it on the device. When the employee quits — or a device turns up missing — turning off the corporate account blocks access to corporate data, which remains in the cloud. No key data is left behind on the phone to compromise company security. And no personal user data is in danger of being erased.
This approach keeps company and personal communications segregated: Employees use their personal accounts for personal calls, and the business phone mobile app for company work, achieving your corporate security goals in a more straightforward manner.
Visit the RingCentral mobile app page for more information about this complete business phone system that puts your business’ communication in the palm of your employees’ hands.
–Sunil Madan, VP of Business Services, RingCentral