Android* Devices in a BYOD Environment
While the diversity of devices running the Google Android* OS can present challenges, Intel IT found that we can add them to our enterprise network in a secure, timely way. We adapted the same bring-your-own-device (BYOD) best practices developed for other devices to meet Intel’s security and eDiscovery requirements and privacy policies.
There are more than 20,000 Android-based devices, encompassing over 800 combinations of Android OS versions and hardware, in Intel’s BYOD program. We enable employees to work on Android devices because the OS is a powerful platform for developing innovative devices and applications. As with other BYO devices, we had to meet certain requirements:
• Support a range of Android devices while keeping enterprise data secure and meeting our eDiscovery criteria
• Develop security criteria for Android devices for use in our BYOD “trust score” algorithm
• Determine the level of enterprise network access appropriate for each Android device model
• Provide employees with options that can enhance a device’s security if it does not qualify for the requested level of access
Read the full Android* Devices in a BYOD Environment White Paper.