Securing BYOD in the Enterprise Cloud

Let’s not kid ourselves, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has been an issue for enterprises for a while, but historically it was easy to dismiss and control through Employee T&Cs or Codes of Conduct, i.e. “Personal devices are not authorised for use in this company“. That was ok when all the execs has corporate Blackberry’s and those who really, really needed access from home were given RSA key fobs and VPNs.

But now execs are migrating from Blackberry as fast as Canada’s butterflies, so suddenly the attitude to BYOD has shifted and the IT departments are left wondering how to manage all those pesky iPads that their management are insisting on using.

In this article they talk about Securing BYOD in the Enterprise Cloud, however one thing seems to be missing entirely – how to secure email across all these devices – and seeing as email is still the most widely used communication tool in the enterprise, one that continues to hit the news for leaked, lost and hacked data, it seems to be quite an omission.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”212″ title=”HardMail – Securing BYOD email with SMIME Key and Certificate Management” align=”right” icon=”zoom” width=”160″ autoHeight=”true” link=”” linkTarget=”_self” quality=”95″]AzureCoast have an answer to this, and it is actually quite simple. Head on over to our HardMail product to find out more.

The Patriot Act: Inhibiting Cloud Adoption In Europe?

The Patriot Act Inhibiting Cloud Adoption In Europe from

Interesting comments from a USA citizen about the European perception of cloud computing and the Patriot Act.

Frankly, being from the US, I always assumed that US companies and especially US Government agencies wanted their data stored in US based clouds. It would seem that many outside the US have very different feelings about storing in the US. Read more here »

In his article he quotes a presentation and comments from Juergen Urbanski of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems, discussing the length that European customers will go to to keep their data out of the USA and USA Cloud providers.

The point they both seem to be converging on is that even if the fear of the Patriot Act is overblown, the reality is that there is a demand for secure European cloud services.