Report: BYOD programs hurt by bad security practices

Any web based terminal emulator that a company uses needs to be able to integrate with other systems, and should employ consistent security settings.

A study from Webroot, detailed in a recently-released report, investigated the ways that employees react to BYOD policies, especially when it comes to security.

Some of the information is good news for data protection in the workplace, as the report found 86 percent of more than 2,000 respondents used some sort of security measure for their work-based mobile usage. Overall, 98 percent of the employers the study referenced had a "policy in place" for addressing security.

However, when it comes to what those measures are, the results aren't uniform: most of the polled employers said that they only thought their workers should have "a little" influence on their BYOD security plans.

In addition, only 16 percent of these respondents said that they were "extremely confident" that they could remove installed security software without getting rid of employee personal information, a crucial part of a BYOD plan.

At the end of this Webroot report, the authors sum up in easy-to-understand language the reasons that employers and employees should be on the same page when it comes to this realm of security.

"If you don't respect your employees' personal device rights, then they'll simply stop using their personal devices for work, which results in everyone losing the productivity and work-life balance that mobility brings," it reads.

Similarly, companies can look for a terminal emulation solution that respects employees while still ensuring a high premium of security and coverage. If everyone is equally concerned about these things, there might be an increase in better practices.