Managing BYOD and the Consumerization of IT | NETSCOUT

Application Note: Managing BYOD and the Consumeration of IT

The consumerization of IT is fast becoming a reality in many if not all corporate IT departments. The proliferation of tablets and other smart devices has increased dramatically in the past several years and use of these ‘consumer class’ products on enterprise networks is nearly ubiquitous. A recent study showed 90% of organizations polled allow some level of personally owned technology to be used on site—a phenomenon known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). In addition to the wave of phones and tablets as clients, readily available low cost residential gateways, routers, APs and switches can creep into the enterprise. Confident in their newfound home networking skills, employees are more emboldened than ever, creating network entropy.

The NETSCOUT OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant has a variety of features that provide the visibility and control to harness the BYOD explosion and reduce the risks and operational costs associated with delivering a secure, high performance, pervasive, reliable wired and wireless infrastructure. The OneTouch has a unique combination of wired and wireless analysis features in a rugged package that is as mobile as the devices it manages. This application note explores the practical application of the NETSCOUT OneTouch AT Network Assistant for a variety of common BYOD issues facing IT such as:

  • How to inventory the state of your current Wi-Fi network
  • How to investigate user complaints regarding performance and connectivity
  • How to identify rogue clients, APs and other network devices
  • How to audit network permissions
  • How to measure Wi-Fi performance
  • How to test coverage of cellular handoffs

 

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