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.
For more, download the Securing Remote Workers report.