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Welcome to Bridgeway's Blog - bringing you news, views and opinions on issues that matter to you.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 17 July 2018

What's the biggest challenge you currently face in your mobility project?

  • How to increase productivity whilst remaining secure?
  • User resistance to acceptance of new devices, technologies and associated policies?

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Posted by Paul O'Sullivan 17 July 2018

You spend upwards of eight hours a day doing everything in your power to keep your system secure. So when an individual from within your own organisation is the cause of an information security breach, it can be exceptionally frustrating.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 5 July 2018

‘I’m increasingly convinced that people are spending their information security budgets in the wrong places’, said our Sales Director Paul O’Sullivan when I spoke with him earlier this week.

We sat down together to discuss the current state of the security marketplace and why it might be time for IT professionals to reconsider where they are spending their budget.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 2 July 2018

Bridgeway are delighted to announce that our customers and prospective customers can now purchase Cloud Software services from us, through the G-Cloud 10 framework that has come into effect today, Monday 2nd July.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 21 June 2018

Network access control is no longer just for performing assessments on known devices before access. You can’t secure what you can’t see, meaning that security starts with visibility of all devices.

Designed to address this, the ClearPass Policy Manager is a comprehensive platform providing users with:

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 14 June 2018

Consider the following: Joe, an engineer, logged into the source code repository at 10pm last night and downloaded 500MB of data. Meanwhile, the new head of the legal team, Sally, has been logging into the network from West London and Dublin—at the same time.

Pete, an analyst, is accessing a critical finance application that he has never used before, and Claire, one of your sysadmins, has been accessing the customer database after normal work hours every evening for the last two weeks.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 11 June 2018

Unused devices represent a significant wasted opportunity (and cost) for a Mobile IT deployment. Devices that are sitting unpowered in user's drawers, lying forgotten at home, or otherwise ignored, represent a direct financial loss to the business and also an opportunity cost in potential productivity gains. How do you recover those devices and repurpose that initial investment?

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 4 June 2018

Earlier this week we wrote about how the emergence of cloud and IoT have shifted security priorities from arbitrary boundaries towards the protection of data.

Whilst traditional perimeter security cannot be ignored, potential threat vectors are proliferating by the day, and it is here that new approaches—such as user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA)—help keep your information safe.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 29 May 2018

Can you confidently say who is connecting to your network?

The prevalence of attacks from inside networks demonstrates that perimeter-based security is outdated and insecure. New threats now evolve from inside the organisation. Network access control has never been more critical.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 24 April 2018

Corporate buy-in for large-scale enterprise mobility projects is often much easier to achieve than for behind-the-scenes infrastructure upgrades. A mobile-enabled workforce brings tangible business benefits in the form of cost savings and increased productivity, regardless of industry sector.

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Posted by Paul O'Sullivan 10 April 2018

 

Like most organisations, we like to think we’re different. We’ve been discussing this again only yesterday at our SMT meeting. Sadly, the reality is that everyone is making the same noise, fighting for mindshare, for that hour of your time, that chat over a coffee. And of course everyone can help you with your cloud and mobility challenges. By that reckoning, with the amount of vendors and resellers in the space, we’ll have this security thing licked sometime this year - right?  Maybe, right after GDPR...


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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 10 April 2018

As mobility projects become more strategic, many Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) customers are turning to cloud-first strategies to improve their services and reduce the risk from network or server outages.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 15 March 2018

Looking at MobileIron for the first time? In this helpful guide we offer clarification on the different licensing models available and their features.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 9 March 2018

Your existing MobileIron licence could well be costing you significantly more than it needs to. Discover how to save your business money when renewing.

One question is almost certainly front of mind as your MobileIron licence renewal date approaches: how can you reduce costs while adding value to your subscription?

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 29 January 2018

Moving a mobility project from a purely tactical deployment to a strategic one is a big challenge faced by today’s IT project managers. Tactics are one thing, but translating these into an actionable Mobile IT strategy that achieves the project goals is another.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 17 January 2018

It’s not always easy to be transparent about the challenges you face managing an enterprise Mobile IT project. But as the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 16 January 2018

Mobile devices, although equally at risk as traditional PCs and servers, may not have been top of your organisation's priority patch list, but with increasing amounts of sensitive corporate data being stored and accessed from these devices, they should be.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 15 January 2018

The recent Meltdown and Spectre announcements have seen wide media coverage this past week and prompted a fair amount of extra work for IT teams across the globe.

If you work in IT, I suspect that you have recently spent a fair amount of time ensuring your systems are patched against these vulnerabilities. However, I suspect that you have also spent a considerable amount of time dealing with enquiries from others asking about these vulnerabilities and your own organisation's risk.

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Posted by Jason Holloway 5 January 2018

Details are finally emerging on a couple of serious security issues that have received much media attention and speculation: Meltdown and Spectre.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 31 May 2017

What if you could unleash the power of all that data in your MobileIron console and turn it into actionable, insightful data? Well with IronWorks, the new MobileIron reporting platform (and first of its kind) you can do exactly that. Coming soon!

What if you could unleash the power of all that data in your MobileIron console and turn it into actionable, insightful data? Well with IronWorks, the new MobileIron reporting platform (and first of its kind) you can do exactly that. Coming soon!

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Posted by Jason Holloway 26 May 2016

Today, employees require immediate and flexible access from a wide range of device types and form factors. In the modern, connected and mobile world, the traditional USB drive is dead. Your users are already using and demanding Dropbox as their preferred collaboration and sharing service, so why not empower your users and gain control and visibility over their use of this unique solution?

At Bridgeway, providing quality solutions to our customers has always been a top priority. Since day one, we’ve been committed to hand-picking the best technologies to fit our customers’ needs. That’s why it was an easy decision for us to join the Dropbox Partner Network and add Dropbox for Business to our portfolio of partner offerings.  So why are we so excited?

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 20 May 2016

Interested in moving your Mobile IT project from tactical to strategic? Do you want to know how to give your mobility project the best possible chance of success? Last week, we brought together a group of IT security professionals from a range of industry sectors to our latest Mobile IT User Forum to discuss all of the above.

How do you guarantee your Mobile IT project is a success? The million dollar question.

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 28 October 2015

The event began with Bridgeway MD Jason Holloway introducing the themes of the day. MobileIron, a leader in Enterprise Mobility Managment, then gave an overview of the changing mobility landscape, and the resulting impact on IT management, security and the users experience. We then heard an interesting talk and live demonstration from startup Fliplet on ‘how to build an enterprise mobile app in 20 minutes’ – showcasing how rapidly apps can be developed and deployed.

Interested in moving your Mobile IT project from tactical to strategic? Wondering how the latest operating system updates will affect your organisation? Want to discuss your challenges and insights into your mobile IT projects? Last week, over 70 IT security professionals from a range of industry sectors came to our Mobile IT User Forum, where we discussed all of the above and much more. 

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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 15 October 2015

Bridgeway's next Mobile IT User Forum is taking place tomorrow on Wednesday (21st October) at the British Library in London. The one-day event will offer participants insights into the latest trends in mobile IT and the products, policies and processes that are key to ensuring your mobility project is a success, as well as opportunities for discussion and networking.

Bridgeway's next Mobile IT User Forum is taking place tomorrow on Wednesday (21st October) at the British Library in London. The one-day event will offer participants insights into the latest trends in mobile IT and the products, policies and processes that are key to ensuring your mobility project is a success, as well as opportunities for discussion and networking.

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