The ability to work anywhere, anytime, and from anywhere is a massive convenience—and often an utter necessity in today’s fast-paced, always-on world. There’s been a groundswell of desire to bring your own device (BYOD) to work, but before corporate IT departments can permit this freedom, they must be deeply confident that their organizations’ standards for security and privacy are upheld—especially as more people access sensitive business applications and information from their personal smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Pulse Secure is no exception.
Juniper Networks employees use a variety of smartphones and tablets for work every day, and they often use their personal mobile devices, the company standard for smartphones, but others prefer a different platform. Despite the clamor for BYOD, most employees were doing little more than email or Internet access from their personal devices. Securely accessing business applications from their personal devices required too many extra steps, and many employees regarded the process as cumbersome. Employees had to manually configure both Wi-Fi and VPN access. And they needed to use a security token for two-factor authentication before they could access Pulse Secure’s corporate network.
Juniper’s IT department wanted to make BYOD easier and allow employees to access more applications, which would enable them to be more productive anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Convenience was a priority, but security had to be uncompromising. Juniper’s confidential information and intellectual property had to be protected.
“At Juniper Networks, our self-service solution for BYOD has made the lives of our employees easier and our service desk has seen a decrease in support issues relating to BYOD access.”
- Bask Iyer,
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Juniper Networks