Security on the Move – How to Protect your Mobile Workforce.
While most employers have security systems in place for their office-based workforce, the mobile security of their home-based or travelling staff can often be overlooked.
When companies begin to expand their workforce outside the confines of a well-controlled, network-housed physical office location, the more common defense strategies start to become difficult to implement and manage.
Notions of a traditional internet perimeter where a firewall can block out unwanted external traffic simply fail when put into practice in today’s cloud-based environments.
VPN’s – Virtual Private Networks.
A VPN (virtual private network) is a service that provides a secure internet connection by using private servers in remote locations.
The most typical scenario where you might use a VPN is if you’re working remotely and using your laptop to connect to a specific private network, thus protecting your sensitive data.
Most VPN services are tailored for the traveller who is regularly using open and untrustworthy hotspots and other internet connections, whilst on the road.
How Do They Work?
VPN’s conceal the user’s location and encrypt the data when it leaves a protected device, so no-one else can read it.
They allow the user to be at home or abroad and still access the company’s computers in the same way, as if they were sitting in the office with the rest of the team.
Many travellers utilize public Wifi hotspots which often have unsecured connections that are easily hacked. By using a VPN, the data will be encrypted, so any hackers will only see scrambled up encrypted data that makes no sense when read.
F-Secure Freedome VPN.
A Freedome multi-device subscription can cover 3, 5, or 7 devices and is an ideal solution for small businesses. Larger organisations would typically use the built-in Microsoft VPN software or third party firewall specific VPN software.
We support many organisations from small local businesses up to large corporations and tailor our solutions to your specific IT needs. Our team can look after your IT in a controlled and managed way, meaning you can focus on running your business and not worrying about technical headaches and security issues.
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