Is Your Organization Ready for a Remote Workforce? Important Questions to Ask

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Is Your Organization Ready for a Remote Workforce? Important Questions to Ask

Are your customers and employees ready for an expanded mobilized workforce?

Here are some questions to help you assess how ready you are to support a work-from-home work force:

• Does your network infrastructure currently have the capacity and functionality to support the increase in remote users?

• If you have a VPN solution in place, do you have enough client connections to support the increase in remote workers?

• Does your current security solution support the increased bandwidth of all users’ remote traffic being secured?

• Do you have security in place to protect these remote users when connected to the VPN?

• Would an always-on VPN hardware appliance at remote users’ locations secure and simplify access to the corporate network?

DO YOU HAVE A VPN SOLUTION?

A VPN (virtual private network) creates secure connections between computers or networks in different locations back to the corporate network.

Things you should consider when upgrading your current VPN solution:

• Does your firewall support enough concurrent connections for all your remote users accessing the network?

• Does your firewall have sufficient throughput capabilities for the increase in remote users?

• Do you have an MFA solution in place to secure these VPN connections?

MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

An MFA solution adds another authentication layer on top of username & password for accessing VPN, laptops, and Cloud applications.

Things you should consider when upgrading or implementing your current MFA solution:

• A Cloud-based solution will make it quick and easy to configure and deploy to remote users.

• The solution should be multi-purpose and be able to protect VPNs, PC logins and third-party web applications.

• An application-based solution utilizing your remote workers smartphones will reduce costs and simplify deployments.

ENDPOINT PROTECTION

Endpoint protection is a suite of products to secure end user devices such as desktops and laptops while off-premises.

Things you should consider regarding your endpoint protection:

• Does your current solution provide both signature-based and AI-based detection capabilities?

• Do you have web content & DNS filtering on the remote end points to offer additional protection when they
are not on the VPN?

As a full suite IT and cybersecurity firm, Restech can help with your business technology and cybersecurity needs. Contact us to learn more.

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