BYOD or Not... That is the Question!! - Page 2
Here’s a short tutorial on how to export MAC address with Flexible NetFlow – and set up a simple network monitor to help proactively keep track of the traffic. Once the BYOD MAC addresses are in the filter, a top domains report can be run which helps identify abusive or unnecessary traffic patterns caused by all or specific hand held devices.
Enterprises must enforce consequences for improper BYOD behaviors to secure their networks while dedicating bandwidth to business-specific activities. Many firewalls today like the Cisco ASA and those manufactured by Palo Alto Networks and SonicWALL export username details in NetFlow or IPFIX. Running reports on a specific username allows admins to identify all of the devices authenticated by the user.
A holistic BYOD traffic monitoring solution is essential in today’s business environment to allow administrators to track BYOD devices and even group them. Monitoring BYOD traffic is a growing concern but it should not jeopardize the security and bandwidth of your enterprise network traffic.
One way to secure your valuable business information is to invest in and deploy NetFlow traffic analyzers that peer deep into the network and provide reports that can be run against flow exports from the Cisco ASA, Palo Alto Networks and the SonicWALL.
Enterprises can readily welcome BYOD into the workplace, but not without first securing their network against possible bandwidth consumption or threats by investing in a solution that can provide them a holistic view into their network.
Are you ready to set a company-wide BYOD policy? That is the question!!