Improved security and central control compliment a BYOD strategy. As Apple gears up to its iOS 7 launch this month, many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are considering a move or upgrade. The updated operating system is said to be the biggest evolution of the manufacturer’s software yet and, in theory, it is ideal for SMBs.
“One of the biggest concerns with BYOD is the security of corporate data. This version of iOS addresses that issue,” says Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research. “The per app VPN ensures enterprise apps are configured to automatically connect to VPN when they are launched, giving the company control over official data.”
The ease of configuration brought about by the new MDM settings is a big benefit, reckons Gogia, because it means devices can be automatically configured into a device management scheme.
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