Security remains a top concern for construction companies looking to integrate BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies and best practices into their business environments. Two companies, Barracuda Networks, www.barracuda.com, which provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions, and Aerohive Networks, www.aerohive.com, which offers a scalable mobility platform, believe companies need more granular visibility to create better-defined BYOD security policies.

Barracuda and Aerohive plan to collaborate together to achieve this more granular visibility through technology integration and joint customer messaging. The companies have announced the availability of products that automate communication of wireless security policies between devices to reduce costs and improve efficiencies for customers.

Aerohive devices, including access points, switches, and routers, can now integrate with Barracuda products and services such as its Barracuda Web Security Service, Barracuda Web Filter, and Barracuda NG Firewall. The integration will especially benefit organizations in sectors that must abide by regulatory compliance requirements.

Specific benefits of the collaboration include enhanced per-user visibility and enforcement, seamless information sharing between Aerohive and Barracuda products, zero-cost data performance, and comprehensive application visibility and control. The technology gives organizations the ability to roll out advanced wireless capabilities and BYOD initiatives without undue risk to the security of the infrastructure.

As the mobile landscape evolves, trends such as BYOD are forcing organizations to rethink their approach to infrastructure and security. At the end of the day, wireless connectivity is expected in both personal and professional settings. While this connectivity is vital for doing business, security is equally as vital.

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