However, 11 per cent just let staff get on with it.
A third of UK organisations predict that protecting mobile devices in the workplace will be the biggest security problem they will encounter in the next year ahead.
A recent survey by McAfee, which questioned 100 IT professionals from UK organisations, found that when it comes to enterprise security, 33 per cent of businesses will be most concerned with the influx of personal mobile devices entering the workplace.
Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) schemes have become increasingly popular in businesses worldwide, as employees aim to use their own personal devices in a business context. But while more employees want the same quality of technology in the workplace as they do in their personal lives, not all businesses are in favour - 35 per cent of those questioned stated their organisation does not allow personal devices to connect to the corporate network.
Surprisingly, 11 per cent accepted all devices into the workplace without thought of device protection, while only 19 per cent of organisations allowed all devices to have access to company data and proactively implemented real-time security monitoring of these devices.
It’s also interesting to see which devices employees like the most; 31 per cent see the laptop as their most valuable device, with the personal tablet (24 per cent) and personal mobile (18 per cent) in second and third into third place respectively.
"The consumerisation of IT has undoubtedly changed today's concept of working practices and businesses need to acknowledge and respond to the appetite that employees have for using personal devices such as smartphones and tablets in the workplace," said Raj Samani, VP and CTO EMEA at McAfee.
"Failure to do so could mean that corporate data is unwittingly left up for grabs in cyberspace and the bad guys won't be slow to take advantage of this fact."