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=”http://www.azurecoast.com/products/hardmail-encryption-key-manager/” 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.

I can’t listen to that

Value of Privacy in the 60s courtesy of The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith vs the Patriot Act

Growing up in the UK, The Andy Griffith Show is not something I would normally have come across. However a recent article on current.com brought this show and its ‘heart warming’ values to my attention.

It is really interesting to watch this, and see how much the value of privacy has changed since the ’60s.

Debate continues around how much impact the Patriot Act has on the provision, use and risk of using Cloud services in Europe, or indeed elsewhere, and I do not see this coming to a tidy end anytime soon. However, the need for privacy in communications, especially security of email communications has never been higher.

At AzureCoast we have seen many organisations attempt to implement secure email (S/MIME) capabilities, but struggle to maintain the service due to complexities of managing and provisioning certificates and key for hundreds, if not thousands of devices. And this is why we developed HardMail.

If you are an organisation looking to protect your email communications then take a look at the key and certificate management capabilities of HardMail, and get in contact with us to arrange a trial.