Citrix unveils results of BYOD study

The study concluded that current security technologies are outdated and inadequate to handle present-day threats.

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Citrix unveils results of BYOD study Arthur Dell, director, Technology Services, Middle East and Africa, Citrix.
By  Alexander Pieri Published  February 16, 2017

Citrix, in close collaboration with the Ponemon Institute on IT security infrastructure, has released the results of a study that explored the different type of security policies deployed by enterprises and their effectiveness in managing mobile devices.

Key findings on the study showed that less than half of UAE-base respondents said their organisation has enacted security policies aimed at overseeing sensitive data access by employees and third parties. Seventy-nine percent of business respondents believed that some of their existing security technologies are outdated and inadequate.

Additionally, 71% believed that their organisation invested in IT security technologies that did not succeed, while 32% reported their organisation being capable of reducing inherent risk of unapproved applications. Similarly, 33% expressed similar viewpoints when discussing unmanaged data.

Arthur Dell, director, Technology Services, Middle East and Africa, Citrix, commented: "The UAE’s constantly evolving cybersecurity threat landscape requires a new, more flexible IT security framework - one that extends beyond traditional fixed end-point security approaches to deliver threat detection and protection of apps and data at all stages. Citrix is committed to delivering robust solutions that are designed with data security in mind.”

In terms of improvements, the study found that 73% of respondents believed advances in technology will improve overall security posture and reduce risk.  Another 81% highlighted the development of staff as a crucial move that will enhance overall security posture and risk mitigation.

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