The cost of enterprise data security breaches has skyrocketed. Truly, the numbers are numbing; and research shows a continued and steady increase of 12 – 15% from $4M to $1T by 2021. Imagine what the current $158 per stolen record average cost will be in five years if organizations do not implement and keep up with security strategy.
Security needs are driven by digital transformation, which is in large part driven by consumers. We want instant access to information on our devices to increase productivity across work and personal lives simultaneously, yet nobody wants to carry two phones or hand over access to their personal devices to employers. In other words, BYOD is fast moving from perk to necessity, and part of attracting talent is tied to BYOD policies.
It has been said that there are “two types of companies in America; the 97% that have been hacked and the 3% that have likely been hacked but don’t know it”. Looking at data from PwC research makes it clear; employees remain the most cited source of compromise.
Security questions VMware partners are helping customers answer include:
- How do we keep our enterprise network secure without making our BYOD policies too invasive?
- Can we ensure users do not access data from compromised devices and networks?
- How much access do mobile users have to critical internal resources?
- Do we have the right technologies in place that would prevent breaches from mobile users?
- In the event of a breach, how do we minimize damage to our business and customers?
- How much should we budget to address our security needs?
Enterprise security conversations present opportunity for partners.
BYOD is one aspect of security concerns for organizations and can be addressed with new advancements in biometric authentication like facial recognition now available in WorkSpace ONE. AirWatch also contributes significantly to security initiatives with app lockdown and other capabilities. Tight integrations with other mission critical business apps ensures users can complete entire workflows on mobile, solving for mobile micro-moments and driving digital transformation.
Additionally, there are security topics like infrastructure and compliance that our partners are addressing. For example, the way NSX protects resources via micro-segmentation and helps implement compliance and privacy standards across an organization.
Security and BYOD are not going anywhere.
Often, it’s the sense of being overwhelmed that delays many organizations from adequately addressing these important issues. They are not sure where to begin, what a protected environment looks like, how to develop and align strategy and which solutions will scale with their growth. Utilizing demo tools like TestDrive where customers login to experience the possibilities before making a purchase plus demand generation campaigns available in the partner demand center are some of the ways we support partners to become trusted advisors and accelerate adoption of security solutions for customers.
For more information about BYOD security solutions, visit Partner Central.