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Where Is Your Corporate Data?

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:27 by ZixCorp
The expectations of today’s modern workforce are rapidly changing – employees expect the freedom to work anywhere, anytime and through the device of their choosing. For IT departments, this means employees are demanding faster, uninterrupted access to data. With 113 smartphones lost or stolen every minute , you’ll want to make sure that corporate data is secure. If your employees are on their phones while out and about, chances are your corporate data is too and it may not be adequately protected. To keep your data secure no matter where it goes, download your free mobile policy quick guide...
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Thinking about CYOD? Not So Fast, My Friend

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:21 by ZixCorp
You may have heard about a new trend called Choose-Your-Own-Device , or CYOD. It gives employees the “freedom” to use a device they know and understand by allowing them to choose from a narrow list of corporate pre-approved mobile devices. For employers, it provides more control over device management and security within their organizations. In theory, it sounds like BYOD nirvana. Our response to that comes courtesy of Lee Corso : “Not So Fast, My Friend” CYOD is simply a new term for the old corporate device program. The idea behind CYOD suggests that if you give employees a choice in what...
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Upcoming BYOD Webinar: State of Mobile Security in 2014

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:14 by ZixCorp
What BYOD challenges, security risks and technologies are companies responding to in 2014? Find out by joining our webinar on July 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET when we showcase findings from the recent BYOD & Mobile Security Spotlight Report conducted by Holger Schulze of Information Security Community. More than 1,000 IT decision makers were surveyed about the mobile threats facing their organizations and the BYOD solutions and strategies being used to combat them. During this webinar, Holger and ZixCorp expert Geoff Bibby will discuss new BYOD insights, surprising trends and fresh perspectives on...
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Upcoming BYOD Webinar: Lessons Learned in Tackling BYOD Security

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:57 by ZixCorp
When it comes to BYOD, do you feel like you’re walking a tightrope trying to meet employee expectations while protecting the security of your company? If so, you aren’t alone. Whether you have mobile device management (MDM) in place or are still looking for the BYOD answer, join us on April 24 at 2 p.m. ET to learn about real-world BYOD experiences and success stories. During this Webinar, a panel of data protection experts and a ZixOne customer, First National Banking Company , will take your questions and discuss: •Successful deployments, including technology adoption •Use cases for today’s...
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BYOD: A Fresh Perspective - Avoid a Bring-Your-Own-Disaster

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:26 by ZixCorp
Ready to jump on the BYOD bandwagon? Hold on, because it could be a bumpy ride. At first look, BYOD seems like an obvious choice for companies and their employees. Workers stay connected to office email and work applications anytime and anywhere on their favorite personal devices. Companies gain a happier, more productive workforce. Yet BYOD is a long way from nirvana. Companies are forced to walk on a tightrope between IT security and personal privacy. Done poorly, it has the potential to turn BYOD into Bring-Your-Own-Disaster . The disaster aspect can come into play when boundaries are...
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Keeping Your Most Used Mobile Business App Safeguarded

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:46 by ZixCorp
Chances are, you use your personal smartphone or tablet for everything from playing Angry Birds to choosing the best filter for your photos via Instagram and finding the love of your life on Tinder. However, when it comes to business, despite buzz around BYOD and accessing corporate information on personal devices, if we narrow it down, email is the business app we use the most for viewing and sharing company data. Within email is vital information from financials, credit card numbers, customer information, business plans and other proprietary information. The implications of this data...
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eBook Snapshot: A Legal Perspective of BYOD

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 20:16 by ZixCorp
To complement the webinar BYOD: Don’t Let It Become “Bring Your Own Lawsuit,” mobility expert Michael Finneran and Zix general counsel Jim Brashear collaborated on the eBook A Legal Perspective of BYOD: Building Awareness to Enable BYOD and Mitigate Its Risks, which highlights the legal risks of BYOD and what factors to consider when developing a new BYOD strategy or modifying an existing one. Here’s a snapshot of one of the key legal risks outlined in the eBook - Access to employee personal data: “As employers attempt to protect corporate data and the corporate network by managing personal...
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BYOD: Don’t Let It Become “Bring Your Own Lawsuit”

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:45 by ZixCorp
The boundaries of BYOD are being pushed – not just by employees who want to take advantage of this trend but by employers trying to protect their corporate data. As a result, the legal risks of BYOD have risen as a top concern for businesses developing programs or managing existing ones. Understanding those risks and how they fit within your company environment will assist you and your company in successfully rolling out and maintaining BYOD policies and programs that meet both employer and employee needs. To help you address the legal risks and ask the right questions, we hosted the webinar...
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Zix Webinar: The Legal Risks of BYOD

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:40 by ZixCorp
BYOD has IT and business leaders rushing from one hot question to the next. In early adoption, they were asked: Does BYOD really enhance productivity and reduce cost? Soon focus shifted to: What are you doing to enable your employees without sacrificing data security? The latest question that should draw your attention is: Have you adequately prepared for all the legal concerns that accompany BYOD? Join our Thought Leaders webinar to listen to mobility expert Michael Finneran and Zix Legal Counsel Jim Brashear as they address corporate liability of today's BYOD workplace. BYOD introduces...
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Managing Access Is as Good as It Gets: BYOD Security without Compromise

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 15:31 by ZixCorp
If you’re responsible for managing BYOD, the recent stat that probably jumps out at you is that 113 smartphones are lost or stolen every minute. The odds are not in your favor. To make matters worse, when (not if) a device is lost or stolen, it may be hours, days or weeks before you even know it. In the meantime, your corporate data is in jeopardy. By the time you find out, the wrong person may have disconnected the device, prevented any wiping capability and accessed customer data, intellectual property and more. Save the worry and save the data by never allowing data to reside on the device...
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