BYON – Bring Your Own Network

BYON, or Bring Your Own Network, is an evolution of the term BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the consumerization of IT that refers to the growing use of personal networks by employees for increased productivity in their work environments.

BYON: Cloud Services, Hot Spots and More

Also referred to as Build Your Own Network, Bring Your Own Network can apply to a variety of non-corporate network and cloud services that employees might access while at the office or working remotely. Examples of BYON include accessing mobile hot spots, setting up a hot spot with a mobile device or creating a personal network.

Security Concerns and BYON

Bring Your Own Network brings with it a variety of security concerns, as the data consumed and transmitted over BYON is no longer on the securely protected corporate network. As a result, it’s become important for enterprises to create and enforce Bring Your Own Network policies to help ensure data remains secure even when employees use their own networks or other non-corporate networks.

In addition to employee education and governance, corporate Bring Your Own Network policies may include the use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) access, encryption of data transferred and stored via BYON and the extension of Identity and Access Management (IAM) to BYON.

Related Terms: Consumerization of IT, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Bring Your Own Apps (BYOA), Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC)

Forrest Stroud
Forrest is an experienced, entrepreneurial and well-rounded professional with 15+ years covering technology, business software, website design, programming and more.

Top Articles

The Complete List of 1500+ Common Text Abbreviations & Acronyms

Text Abbreviations reviewed by Web Webster   From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 SMS, online chat, and text abbreviations to help you translate and understand...

Windows Operating System History & Versions

The Windows operating system (Windows OS) refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. We look at the history of Windows...

How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

Website Shortcut on Your Desktop reviewed by Web Webster   This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using...

Generations of Computers (1st to 5th)

Reviewed by Web Webster Learn about each of the 5 generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that...

Monday.com

Monday.com is a cloud-based work operating system that can be used for a...

Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol...

The secure socket tunneling protocol (SSTP) is a VPN protocol where...

Telecommunication

Telecommunication refers to telephony and cellular network technology. However, the broader definition includes...