What is BYOD and how is it important in MDM?

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What is BYOD and why it is important?

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  • Grace Baker

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    Grace Baker

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    Hey, Thanks for reaching out to us.

    BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It refers to the trend of employees using their personal devices to connect to the organizational networks and access the work-related potentially sensitive or confidential data. These devices can be smartphones, personal computers, tablets, etc…
    BYOD is an important topic as these solutions can improve employee productivity and morale. It separates work apps and data from personal apps and data.
    For Android devices, Hexnode enables you to create a separate work container on the device to manage your device without interfering with personal data on the device. For this, you can enroll the device as a Profile Owner.
    In the case of iOS devices, Hexnode controls the flow of data between the personal and corporate space on the device by certain restrictions categorized under Business Container. It prevents the usage of files from managed sources in an unmanaged destination and vice versa.

    Kindly use the help link for more info on BYOD management by Hexnode.

    Cheers!
    Grace Baker
    Hexnode MDM

  • Rebecca

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    Rebecca

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    What are the restrictions that can be imposed by the iOS business container?

  • Grace Baker

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    Grace Baker

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    Hey, Thanks for reaching out to us.

    The iOS business container controls the data flow between the personal and corporate space on iOS devices by means of specific advanced restrictions. Please navigate to Policies-> iOS-> Security-> Business Container and click Configure to set up the business container.

    The restrictions under the business container are:

    • Prevent the documents from the managed source being opened in an unmanaged destination.
    • Prevent the documents from the unmanaged source being opened in a managed destination.
    • Block the managed apps from writing to unmanaged contact accounts.
    • Block the unmanaged apps reading from managed contact accounts.
    • Prevent the sharing of managed documents via Airdrop.

    Once the restrictions are set up, associate targets and save the policy.

    Please check our help doc on iOS BYOD management for more info.

    Cheers!
    Grace Baker
    Hexnode MDM