Welcome back to intermediate endpoint Security Course. In this lesson, I'm going to talk about fleet planning. Bring your own device and choose your on the wise concept.
And I will focus on these two concepts as well as factors that can influence flee planning.
So how you plan fleet more, the more the most ideal version off fleet will be that every user has devised that is perfectly suited for their
type of fuse it. So if, for example, we have, ah, the manager, they need light laptop, they travel a lot. They need light laptop that looks fancy. That gives some kind off the projects image of a company to people they need.
Then you have Ah, for example, if you have ah, some of the who is in sales, they will probably need the convertible PC that can rotate to the
the display and all Booker that Canada rotate display like 360 degrees so that it can be used for some kind of presentations. It also has connections to connect to projectors and TV screens.
And then, if you have the engineer, you need some kind of engineering workstation. It can be a desktop or notebook. And also, if you are, for example, in the company that develops games, you have people to test these machine games on on high end gaming machines.
And then people in accounting didn't mean nothing special. And then you come to,
I don't know, 78 maybe 10 different configurations that you actually need.
The problem is that the more devices that you have, the higher cost of management and may instances and also sometimes even the cost of procurement these devices goes higher because if you're buying 20 of these and 20 of these and 40 off the
configuration three and so on,
you get a certain price. But here, if you're buying 300 or 500 or 1000 of the same configuration, you get the critic price.
Why are the costs of management and maintenance going up? Because you have to,
for example, for some PC is you have to have for each model. You have to have a backup devices
because sometimes, for example, if your mother remembered breaks on a PC doesn't happen a frequently, but you have a lot of them happens
then you're in the position that that person cannot work before it's repaired, and sometimes it can take two days, three days, even a week even longer if it's exotic model. For example, site house, Some high end gaming. The wise.
You can take up to 10 days, 10 working days for the device to be repaired
and then what this is that person doing during that time. So you have to keep a backup device at least one of each model,
which means more money sitting on a shelf and waiting to be used.
Also, the maintenance cost might be higher because you have to take care of, especially if you have multi vendor environment than it's a nightmare.
so you have to determine harder requirements for each group off users.
Is it memory is process? Er, usually the frequency is no longer the issue, but number of courses. Then what import out reports that doesn't the user need, For example, if they're using no book and they are connecting a lot of devices, then when they're in the office at their desk,
then you will probably need some kind of docking station or port Replicator.
If you're in any kind of business environment having TPM 2.0 is is a minimum. You must have that
more and more companies are choosing to use hardware encrypted drives, usually the opals, thunder, then maybe something more that you need.
So this is a thing that you need to determine, and you have to put it in groups,
and then you determine a product basket. So my suggestion is to have four different devices or less.
No more than four. More than four is usually
complicating things too much. So you have to have standard that stop. You have to have standard notebook for general purpose users. Then you have to have ultra light notebook and then you have toe have engineering workstation. And this an engineering workstation can care. Have high end the graphic cards, for example,
except for very fast processor, more memory. Especially fast. Ah, large capacity hard drives
so that even if you have somebody who has to test the video games, they can use that word station as well.
Off course, there are always exceptions, but when you go to standard the employees thunder uses, having four different devices in the basket is now
okay and then some, uh, a little bit less than 10 years ago.
Somebody had come to brilliant idea toe. Introduce the concept Coral called Bring your own device to the company Fleet Management.
And from my opinion, it is the biggest in steak that has ever, ever been made
because it's, um,
so what is? Bring your own devices. You choose your PC, you're bringing toe work. Company doesn't have to pay for it or pays just for the part of it, so it reduces costs. And that was the first reason for it. The second reason is because the companies were usually offering boxy devices that are not looking nice.
And for more and more people, especially younger people. It was very important how their PC looks because they're going to take it
from, especially if it's a notebook. They're going to take it from there, work to home and then if somebody sees them, God forbid using ugly PC, they their social stop. This will go down. So, um,
the problem with bring your own device is it's almost impossible to control in terms of the wise requirements,
and it's really difficult to secure because you cannot have standard corporate images for I don't know, 50 different devices because this might happen
with people to that want toe, choose whatever they want.
what people came as an idea is to rename bringer on devices to choose your own device. But it is essentially the same thing, like a product basket. The only substantial differences that not only performance, uh,
and security factors have influenced the configuration of the devices that are in the basket but also how they look.
So basically, you refresh your product basket, make nice looking PC's.
And then everybody is not entirely happy, but happier than when they had boxy notebooks and ugly nobles like before. Now, today, this is no longer a case because most of the numbers looks nice, although people are very picky and choosy, for example, how their keyboard feels when they type and stuff like that.
But I wouldn't bother with that. So choosier on devices a
optimal solution for the companies that have a lot of younger people working there, which are insisting on using
uh, or working on pieces that are no not only functioning well but are so looking well according to their opinion.
As a matter of fact, there have been some research in companies saying that almost half of millennials when they have to choose between two jobs they will. They're willing to go for slightly lower salary if the companies offering better. Or France here?
Uh, no. Because as a work BC,
so this is it about planning fleet? And now it's learning check. And the question is, what is the opposite optimal number of devices in the basket? Is it for Is to or is it six?
And the correct answer is
absolutely four, as I mentioned in Indexed. So
in this video have learned how to plan your PC fleet and why's bring your own device so such a bad idea? In next lesson, I'm going to talk about least privilege approach
to end point management.