Huawei Rolls Out BYOD Platform to Improve Security, Data Privacy

A full life-cycle, device-management feature manages the life cycle of mobile devices, from purchase to deployment, operation and recycling.

Information and communications technology (ICT) specialist Huawei announced the launch of a one-stop bring-your-own-device (BYOD) mobile office solution for enterprise network, security, devices as well as management platforms.

The offering provides a flexible and secure launching platform for launching applications, and single applications can be delivered across multiple platforms. Mobile applications and relevant data can also be synchronized.

Designed to cover different application scenarios such as corporate headquarters, subsidiaries, mobile offices, public places and employees' homes, the platform offers support for multiple authentication, one-time configuration and unified distribution of the proxy.

A full life-cycle device management feature manages the life cycle of mobile devices, from purchase to deployment, operation and recycling. The security protection also extends to full life-cycle management, from access authorization to employee resignation or loss of device, ensuring a secured life cycle of devices.

In addition, just a single key is needed to switch between different devices and network applications. Adopted in different working scenarios, this feature aims to improve work efficiency of users, a company release said.

The solution is designed to provide for zero data leakage and adopts sand-box technology to separate private data from corporate information. An end-to-end encryption covering the whole process from user applications to network equipment has been incorporated in the solution to effectively secure against information espionage.

Meanwhile, the segregation of corporate and private data can safeguard the company's information while maintaining user-friendly access to personal data, while the platform also offers different energy-saving solutions tailored for different scenarios.

Finally, personal office desktop profiles can be mobilized through mobile desktop cloud. Users can access the same desktop profile from any locations and employ the complete set of data with unchanged user experience. Devices can be switched in a plug-and-play mode without interrupting the applications running on the desktop.

Businesses face an uphill battle when adopting BYOD initiatives and getting their employees to abide by policy specifics, according to a survey released earlier by network security specialist Fortinet.

Among one of the worrying findings of the research, 14 percent of respondents said they would not tell an employer if a personal device they used for work purposes became compromised.

Moreover, there is a growing appetite of Generation Y employees to contravene corporate policies governing use of devices--more than half (51 percent) stated they would contravene any policy in place banning the use of personal devices at work or for work purposes.