In most organizations, end users who take advantage of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies typically end up connecting to your company’s resources using a corporate VPN.
Other company policies may require the user to encrypt the data on their personal laptop or mobile device, in case the device is physically stolen.
What if there was a different way to connect to corporate resources from anywhere in the world. Armored Cloud has proposed a solution.
Using a USB key, the BYOD user will be able to gain access to your organization’s network. Without the key, the user will not be able to gain access to the company’s portal.
This is a simple solution for providing BYOD users the safety and security that they require.
“It only takes the loss or theft of one device to cause substantial damage to a company’s reputation and bottom line,” mentions Michael H. Howland, Armored Cloud’s CEO.
“A theft or loss may even compromise proprietary information, negatively impacting your competitive position in the marketplace. Any hard drive is an attack surface for a determined cybercriminal—even encrypted hard drives,” adds Howland.
The only software loaded onto the USB stick is called the Armored Cloud browser.
One of the advanced features of Armored Cloud is that the stick can “self-destruct” if a rouge user tries to plugin the device.
Administrators can configure the device to perform this action because passwords cannot be saved on the Armored Cloud device.
If too many incorrect combinations are entered, the stick can be configured to stop working completely.
With Armored Cloud, businesses can protect themselves from data theft by requiring the BYOD user to use the Armored Cloud stick.
Since no data is left on the user’s device, organizations can both give end users the ability to access data remotely while simultaneously reducing the attack surface.