Cisco has updated some of its product lines to help businesses cope with the growing bring your own device (BYOD) trend.
The firm said the updates will provide firms with a tools to tackle the issues consumerisation can cause, such as security and availability.
The updates cover a number of its products, including its Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), which will provide self-provisioning of a user's device, and policy integrations with mobile device management (MDM) tools.
The firm's Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software 7.2 is also being upgraded to allow support for up to 30,000 devices and can support IPv6 too.
Lastly, the firm has introduced a new management platform, called Prime Assurance Manager 1.1, that offers visibility into application performance across wired and wireless networks and end devices.
The firm said this will allow IT staff to track an application's performance and spot an issues as they develop, while the Prime Infrastructure 1.1 update offer a lifecycle management tool on both wired and wireless infrastructures to help track the use of systems within remote locations from central headquarters.
Cisco's UK chief technology officer, Ian Foddering, told V3 that the firm was making these updates in order to meet the growing awareness among client of the need to react to the growing BYOD trend.
"We see many firms embracing, blocking or ignoring the consumerisation trend, but really you have to address it and set policies that fit to your strategy, and really the best thing to do is embrace the trend," he said.
"It's a real win-win situation for firms as it allow staff to work more productively, and feel empowered, while also reducing costs by removing the need to purchase a lot of hardware, as staff can just use their own."
Foddering said that by being able to offer services such as single management policies for devices, and the ability to allow or deny access in certain locations.
"You may not want a user to access financial information remotely from a public area, such as a coffee shop, but you will let them do so from a home environment, so you can provision the system to handle these policies," he added.
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