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The study shows that the dominant business uses of personal devices are checking work email, calendar and contacts – 84% of respondents said they check work email from their mobile devices, and 41% do so at least daily. The study indicates, however, that a large majority of employees surveyed dislike their employer having the ability to control all or part of the device or access personal information. In fact, 71 percent of respondents said they would avoid using personal devices for work if they knew their employer could remotely wipe their device if it was lost or when the employee left the company. In addition, 41 percent of respondents said they would wait a few hours to over a week before reporting the loss to their company if they knew it would be wiped. This puts valuable corporate data at risk and increases the chance that unauthorized individuals can access data on the device.
“For many employees, the personal data on their mobile device is
priceless,” said ZixCorp CEO
Employees are extremely attached to their mobile devices, which often contain personal data, such as photos and videos. As a result, 55 percent of respondents said they would rather have their employer track their location than wipe their mobile devices. Also, 31 percent of respondents would rather lose their wallet than their phone.
ZixOne® solves these key BYOD challenges by enabling secure access to corporate email while never allowing that corporate data to reside on the device where it would be vulnerable to loss or theft. The ZixOne approach does not include the ability for companies to wipe data on the device; it’s not required because corporate email data never resides on the device. It also provides significant BYOD benefits, including:
- Convenient and secure employee access to corporate email, calendar and contacts
- Full employee control of personal device functions, data and apps
- Protection of employee privacy and trust, as well as mitigated employer legal concerns without access to any personal data
ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers
industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an
innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection
and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most
influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for
easy-to-use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the
Taylor Stansbury Johnson, 214-370-2134