5 Things Your Network Needs If You Employ Remote Workers
As technology advances, more and more opportunities for employees to work from remote locations arise. Companies are able to benefit from the fact that workers are able to get work from different places, at different times, and still be productive. In order to do so safely, there are certain things a network should have in place. Here is a list of the 5 most important things your network would have to ensure the data within is safe and secure:
A Good VPN Device
For companies that require a server to be kept onsite, there is a variety of ways to allow remote access for employees. Unfortunately, hackers are well educated on all of them. Having a good VPN device in place, as well as using encryption to safeguard information, can be effective at keeping hackers at a safe distance.
In order to safely and effectively enable employees to access corporate data remotely, it is critical to have an established set of policies in place to determine protocols regarding when data is accessed remotely, as well as that happens when access is no longer granted. This will include policies as to having mobile devices of discharged employees so company emails and contacts are wiped.
Protecting the on premise systems alone is not enough. All systems connecting to the network in any way need to be properly protected as well. If employees connect to the network via VPN, they need to be protected from any malware or viruses the same way as your other systems. If this is not done, any malware programs can possibly find their way into your network, compromising your data.
Appropriate System Management
In order to maintain job performance and keep systems secure, office computer systems need to be properly managed to include the latest patches. This is also true for any computers that are used to connect remotely. By having computers that are not current on patching, vulnerabilities could be exploited.
A UTM Device
A Unified Threat Management (UTM) device provides several functions, including not only the VPN, anti-virus, anti-spam, content filtering and network intrusion prevention, but much more. This one device provides a wide range of security functions for your network, as well as provide regulatory compliance for such regulators as HIPAA, and others.
Find out more ways to safeguard information while still enabling remote workers to stay productive. Call CSP, Inc at (919) 424-2000 or email us at email@example.com to learn more about our managed IT services.
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