Solution Brief:

Securing Remote Workers

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The reality is that your remote digital employees wander outside the protection of your VPN and organizational security guidance. In many countries, including America, VPN login is reported as occurring in a minority of surveyed Internet gateway events. With this venturing into often unprotected and ungovernable network waters, mobile workers become exposed to spyware, false identities, tricky ransomware, contagious malware and additional threats. Exposures occur in airports, coffee shops, hotels, and on the crowded floors of industry trade shows. Too often, we rely on the human element to overcome the hacker’s ploy. 

Shouldn’t endpoint protection be always-on?

Rolling out advanced endpoint protection such as traps for intrusive lurkers, malware and bots, and segmented network pathways for safety, can be costly and unwieldy for most distributed enterprises. Your existing VPN approach might be widely adopted and deemed effective, but it doesn’t likely protect the mobile equipment itself or device-to-device communications.

The following report offers additional sensible and easy steps for securing your remote workers.

  • Understand how your network devices and assets communicate; then holistically administer smart, always-on security policy.
  • Encrypt all data on the device’s disk and across the WAN at large.
  • Apply additional authentications and separate circuits for private network access.
  • Identify traffic at an advanced application level. Ensure you have protection and processes against suspicious macro enablement, file-less malware threats, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) inlets.
  • Segment your network out to the endpoint to prevent lateral east-west movement of suspicious traffic, while cost-effectively layering advanced security as well as smart performance-enhancing traffic orchestration throughout your network.

For more, download the Securing Remote Workers report.