From the Wires
SolarWinds Issues Global Caution on Networks at Risk
Statistics Show IT Professionals Unprepared for BYOD and MDM Perils
By: Marketwire .
Dec. 17, 2012 09:00 PM
TOKYO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today cautioned that accelerating trends to 'bring your own device' (BYOD) and inadequate mobile device management (MDM) are placing corporate networks at risk globally.
Despite the widely recognized problems of BYOD, a recent SolarWinds survey disclosed that over 65 percent of organizations feel they do not have the tools necessary to manage non-company issued mobile devices on their network. At a recent SolarWinds MDM webinar, only 18 percent of participants said they have rolled out a mobile device management program. Most had not formulated a plan of action.
"These alarming statistics suggest that a surprising number of corporate networks are facing security risks, or the dangers of crashes or unacceptably slow speeds capable of impacting on business continuity," said SolarWinds Senior Manager Masami Hashimoto. "This obvious lack of visibility into the potential problems has network engineers worried."
SolarWinds has issued the following advice to network administrators, to help organizations counter problems with both BYOD and MDM:
"Once techs understand the impact of BYOD on their network and have determined the right balance between user desire and corporate policies, the next steps will be much clearer," said Hashimoto.
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