Employees working from home on a company-provided computer are putting businesses at risk with one in four consumers admitting to using their work email or password to log in to consumer websites and apps such as food delivery, online shopping and even dating apps.
While we can certainly agree that 2020 was unconventional to say the least, we can now look back and appreciate some of the positives that arose. In response to COVID-19 and the resulting precautionary protocol, everyone – businesses and individuals alike – had to change how they go about their daily lives. Many companies have been obligated to keep their employees at home if deemed “non-essential,” but the challenge remains of having operations and customers to attend to.
One of the numerous challenges of modern IT is to provide secure, controlled, and seamless connection to enterprise resources from any type of mobile device. Users need to be able to connect from anywhere, most of the time from the Internet (i.e. outside of the controlled company perimeter), and for things to be as easy and transparent as possible to offer the best user experience without compromising security and privacy.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a proven technology that allows secure access to corporate resources from outside of the corporate network, through unmanaged and unsecure networks like the mother of all networks, The Internet. One would typically think of a sales consultant connecting to the company network from his laptop in a hotel or customer office to check his email, download a sales pitch, or access the internal CRM system to prepare a PO.