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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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

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