BYOD Without Tears: The Impact and Challenge for Network Engineers

Bring your own device (BYOD) is as much a sign of cultural change as it is an indicator of prevailing technology trends. But network performance and security concerns can arise when employees want to use their personal devices at work. This white paper looks at the challenges of integrating BYOD with corporate networks in a way that BYOD does not compromise connectivity or performance for established wired and wireless users.

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