With the consumerization of mobile devices and services, more businesses are adopting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs and they need a simple approach to manage the security, administration and shared costs associated with this complex challenge.
Sprint (NYSE: S) recently launched a solution, BYOD Management, to address these key challenges of IT organizations and deliver cost savings while allowing employees to use their preferred device for work purposes to be more productive.
This new turnkey solution helps companies deploy and manage elements of a BYOD program, such as:
- Defining and enforcing compliance of BYOD policies within the workforce.
- Being able to confidently secure corporate data on employee-owned devices with mobile device management and security (MDM&S) capabilities.
- Managing the process for employees to be reimbursed for mobile devices and/or services that align with company policies.
- Detailed reporting/analysis to keep track of BYOD employees and devices.
- Offering a customized Web portal to make it easy for employees to learn more, opt-in and register their personal device for the program.
“IT management has told us about their challenge to stay focused on key priorities while also securing corporate data and managing a dynamic environment where employees use a variety of mobile devices from multiple carriers. Our new BYOD Management service is a simple, turnkey solution that eliminates this challenge by bringing together key elements from our Device Management and Mobility Management offers and adding the critical features needed to manage a BYOD environment,” said John Dupree, vice president of business sales, Sprint. “Along with our focus on helping businesses solve their mobile security and management needs, they can feel assured about Sprint’s commitment to network innovation, which will help meet the growing mobile data demands of business.”
Sprint BYOD Management is the latest addition to Sprint Professional Mobility Services. This portfolio of enterprise-grade managed services was designed to meet any business customers’ unique needs, from providing a greater level of security and management of devices and applications via Sprint Device Management to handling the complexity of cross-carrier expenses, deployment, lifecycle, policy management and dedicated support with Sprint Mobility Management.
Teaming with trusted, leading companies to deliver these services, Sprint Professional Mobility Services offers multiple options to help solve the challenges of any type and size of organization across a multicarrier environment.
Sprint Mobile Security and Network leadership
Sprint is committed to comprehensively addressing mobile security for businesses and consumers, and to developing and raising awareness of security and protection solutions. In 2011 Sprint launched the Mobile Security Council to bring together key players in the mobile ecosystem to address protection, safety and security needs important to consumers and businesses. Charter members of the council are Lookout, Cisco, IBM, Juniper Networks, Motorola Mobility along with its subsidiary 3LM, and Samsung.
In addition, to ensure that demand for connectivity for mobility solutions will be met, Sprint has embarked on a multiyear network initiative, Network Vision, designed to enhance customers’ network experience with faster data speeds, improved voice quality and easier connectivity. Sprint expects to complete the majority of Network Vision by the end of 2013.