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When Mitsubishi personnel drive off the lot, they are often equipped with a BYOD option that helps them stay connected with the office using their personal mobile devices. This was made possible in 2013 when new security tools and applications were acquired specifically to allow sales trainers to download dealer product training apps on their own smartphones.
Mitsubishi has been able to isolate business information from personal content in secured containers that also encrypt corporate data stored on personal devices. The company says that providing secure access to corporate data on personal devices has reduced employee use of unsanctioned personal cloud storage services and external media, which helps improve overall information security. The underlying layer to Mitsubishi's BYOD security is a comprehensive security infrastructure that protects its network from possible threats. All corporate information remains protected even if the device is lost or stolen.
Mitsubishi's experience with BYOD so far has helped improve employee performance by giving them quick and secure access to sophisticated mobile sales training tools and other corporate information to get their jobs done using their own phones.