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Policy Must Be Applied Consistently Regardless of Device Ownership

Published: 18 March 2016

ID: G00299860

Analyst(s): Leif-Olof Wallin , Rob Smith


Organizations supporting both COPE and BYOD schemes for employees frequently cite that the policies need to be different due to legal and other requirements. End-user computing leaders need to impose the same policies regardless of who owns the smartphone, tablet or PC.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Enforce the Same Policy Regardless of Ownership to All Devices Accessing Sensitive Information
  • Tier Access to Information Based on Sensitivity, and Pair That to Different Policy Levels When Required
  • Deploy Additional Solutions to Achieve the Same Level of Security, but Use Other Tools and Technologies When Required (for Example, Containerization)

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