At Citrix, our definition of a quadruple bypass is a BYOD user on a consumer-grade device using sensitive enterprise data and going directly to the cloud. It truly represents the worst-case scenario for securing enterprise mobility. This approach completely bypasses the control and visibility of IT—and it’s alarmingly common in today’s organizations. There are good reasons for this, of course. Consumer devices are popular and easy to use. Cloud apps can help people save time and get their work done more easily, and they can also drive value for the business. The problem comes when cloud apps are used in the wrong way with the organization’s sensitive data, compromising security and compliance.

IT policies and user education can only go so far to prevent the quadruple bypass—realistically, if it’s the best solution for someone’s needs and it seems unlikely that IT will find out, it’s going to happen. That makes it essential to provide people with an incentive to work with IT and use its infrastructure, especially when it comes to sensitive data and apps. The best incentive is a superior user experience, delivered proactively and designed to meet peoples’ needs better than the unmanaged alternative.

I had the opportunity to interview Kurt Roemer, Citrix chief security strategist, on his thoughts around the quadruple bypass and the strategies organizations can take to embrace mobility securely and control consumer devices including Android and iOS devices.

What do you believe are the top three reasons why the Quadruple Bypass plagues most organizations? Kurt shared how Citrix delivers secure access to apps, desktops, data and services from any device, over any network to empower mobile workers with the freedom and flexibility to choose how they work. With the simple, convenient user experience your workforce demands and the incorporation of complete technologies for MDM, MAM, containerization, application and desktop virtualization, the solution allows ample flexibility to support secure mobility in the right way for each type of information, use case and role in your organization. To learn more read the white paper–10 essential elements for a secure enterprise mobility strategy and visit citrix.com/secure

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About the author

Stacy Bruzek Banerjee is the director of solutions marketing for Citrix and is responsible for global security, business continuity and BYOD solutions. Prior to Citrix, Stacy worked to build Guidewire to explosive growth and a successful IPO. She has held marketing leadership roles at Oracle, Symantec and VISA, where she focused on data management, security and collaboration. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Feel free to read more of Stacy’s blogs.