How to enable a secure Remote Access for employees?

Working remotely is the new norm, thanks to advances in mobile and networking technologies. Employees are increasingly working from home, from hotels, and even from their beach cabanas while on vacation. This ability to work from anywhere is a welcome benefit for employees who are looking for work-life balance as well as companies that are committed to hiring the best talent wherever they might live.

But with the diffusion and decentralization of computing infrastructures, security threats grow bigger. Your employees’ far-flung can possibly be infected by malware that might also infiltrate your company’s network. Mobile devices are especially susceptible to leaks because they are easy to lose or steal. Don’t wait for this to happen. Any breach in your remote access system can cause legal, financial, and reputational issues.

Setting up a VPN

A VPN is a private data network. This technology enables individuals and organizations in different locations to access a central network securely. It uses your existing telecommunications infrastructure, so it remains cost-efficient. VPN technology is by far one of the best infrastructures for remote work. It has a number of advantages, including:

  • Superior security – When a user connects to your company’s VPN, data is kept encrypted and secured, away from the eyes of hackers.
  • Remote control – A VPN allows information to be easily accessed from anywhere, potentially increasing productivity as it facilitates more efficient communication and allows instant file sharing.
  • Reduce costs – Maintaining a VPN is not at all expensive. Opt for a VPN service provider so that you never have to worry about network setup and surveillance. Hire a company that offers managed IT infrastructure services to ensure that a VPN can be properly and efficiently set up for your organization. Such a company will have the expertise it takes to keep your remote access system secure. They can provide fault management, security, performance management, and 24/7 operations support across your network.

About the Author:   

Mike Rana is the Chief Technology Advisor of Orion Network Solutions. Orion Network Solutions specializes in providing Computer Installation, Maintenance and Consulting services along with 24×7 help desk services for small and midsize companies. We provide network solutions that enable small businesses to not only lower their management cost but also increases employee productivity at the same low price. We offer network solution that become integral part of your organization and can provide an increase in productivity of your organization.