Kaseya BYOD Suite Offers Secure Device Management for MSPs and the Enterprise

By Laura Stotler

The bring-your-own device (BYOD) trend has brought efficiencies, convenience and cost savings to the enterprise as more and more employees can work remotely and on the go from their own mobile and personal devices. However, an increasing number of devices on the corporate network bring with it a variety of challenges for securing and managing those disparate endpoints – while protecting sensitive corporate data as well.

Kaseya is offering a solution for managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises alike with its new Kaseya BYOD Suite, which provides an enterprise-class platform that securely extends multiple corporate data sources to a variety of endpoints. The offering, made possible through the company’s acquisition of Rover Apps earlier in the year, ensures personal employee data privacy while enabling secure access to company resources.

The offering may be centrally configured and managed to provide an easily deployed security architecture for employees’ mobile devices, enabling anytime and anywhere access to corporate data, systems, documents and email. The Kaseya BYOD Suite uses a container approach that keeps corporate access separate from the rest of the end user’s device. The result is full enterprise control of everything related to corporate data, without intruding on the device itself nor personal data and apps.

The global BYOD and enterprise mobility market is expected to reach $181.39 billion by 2017, according to a MarketsandMarkets report. The trend is being driven by end users, who want the flexibility of working from their own personal devices. The result is cost savings and efficiencies for the enterprise, since employers need not worry about purchasing and maintaining dedicated corporate devices. IT resources must instead be spent on managing the work-related portions of employees’ personal devices, which creates a variety of challenges. The opportunity is ripe for MSPs to provide solutions that help the enterprise maintain high security standards without intruding on employees’ personal data.

"Managing and securing corporate data when it is accessed from employees' personal mobile devices is a real concern for our customers," said Randall Spangler, president of MSP MERIT Solutions. "Kaseya BYOD Suite provides the highest levels of security for corporate data while segregating it from personal data on mobile devices. If an employee leaves the company or a device is compromised, we can quickly wipe the enterprise data on that device without impacting the employee's personal information. This solution puts our customers' BYOD privacy and security concerns to rest."

The offering works by providing installable apps that set up a corporate container on the end user’s personal device. This creates a secure environment that is easily managed by service providers or IT teams. Users may access email, data and files from the company network through the containers and a private secure communications channel between the apps and a gateway that sits behind the company firewall. This eliminates the need for VPNs for remote access, which can be slow and cumbersome. The solution also provides device-level encryption as well as military-grade AES 256 encryption on top of SSL, and meets a number of privacy standards like HIPAA, FINRA and FIPS 140-2.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

MSPToday Contributing Editor

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