Work From Home?

Work From Home?

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Nowadays, more and more business users work from home than ever. You save time by not having to commute that far from the home to the office and use that commute time to being more efficient by getting more things done in the office or spend more quality time with your loved ones, spend more time take good care of yourself to become healthier by going to the gym, or perhaps put more time into work because you now have more time to do so.

There are some things that businesses must remember while allowing their employees to work from home, and one of these is IT Security. Businesses need to make sure that the workers are communicating securely to the corporate office when they’re working remotely (either from the employee’s home or from a coffee shop somewhere). Among the very first suggestions is to be certain that business users are connecting with a virtual supply network tunnel to the corporate office. This creates a virtual and encrypted tunnel from their distant home office or in any other remote site. After that, all communicates to the corporate office is encrypted and transferred securely through the tunnel. Corporate users can choose whether they would like to allow split tunneling or not.

Split tunneling is a feature on the virtual private network (VPN) tunnel and a business decision to send all traffic (such as the net’s traffic) through the tunnel to the corporate office. In this way, the users’ notebook is protected from accessing any insecure and unsafe online website. The corporate may also have a way to track and safeguard that VPN tunnel’s traffic so that any if there is any viruses or malwares are detected, it will have a way to stop that from infecting the whole network. There’s a downside to this however. The downside is that there’ll be far more traffic going through the corporate’s network. So, the company has to decide what is best in terms of priority.

If businesses decide to allow split tunneling for remote users working from home, it should be sure that the users’ laptop has some security software installed such as anti virus, ant-virus and anti-malware application allowed to detect and block, drop or prevent malicious traffic from entering and infecting others.

Today’s corporate end gateway firewalls are a whole lot more sophisticated that they do some detection and policy checks when users connect to the office to be certain the laptops have all of the security features enabled and if not, the users’ notebook is prompted to install anything that the laptop needs to comply with the corporate security policy and standard. That way, there is no need to worry that the system is insecure and unprotected.

This is just one place that business enterprises will need to think about when allowing remote users, Port St Lucie Animal Trapping, and the freedom to work anywhere.

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