Heard of BYON? Network administrators shouldn’t panic. It’s isn’t new, nor are the solutions, says this writer. Read why

The next challenge: BYON
The networking business isn’t short on acroynms — LAN, WAN, VPN, TCP … it seemingly never ends. Here’s a new one: bring-your-own-network. It refers to all the outside connectivity that network managers have increasingly to face as staff link from Wi-Fi and cellular networks around the world.
 
Actually, says Michael Endler of Network Computing, the BYON concept isn’t new. And the solution to any problems it creates is the same as for BYOD — secure data. For his reasons click here.
 
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So when a vendor comes knocking on your door trying to peddle a BYON solution, don’t panic. Take a good look at your security and if you think it’s solid for BOYD it’s probably good enough.
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