HOW TO SECURE REMOTE WORKING DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

HOW TO SECURE REMOTE WORKING DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

The Corona virus (COVID-19) is a global pandemic as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). The pandemic has created numerous challenges and uncertainties which have disrupted our day-to-day lifestyles. One of the aspects that has been affected is work, many organizations have gone from the traditional office setting to scrambling for a plan to provide secure remote access. As confirmed coronavirus cases increase across the globe, organizations are opting for employees to work from home in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. From small businesses all the way to tech giants like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook companies are now requiring most of their workforce to work remotely.

WHY VPN BECOMES THE MOST ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR REMOTE WORK?

Securing remote access to internal systems and online services is typically achieved by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Many peopled have turned to VPNs for help due to Coronavirus.  A VPN provides your business with a securely encrypted connection to the network over the public internet. It provides an important piece of layered security that’s essential for data protection, use of VPN gives one the ability to remotely access important network resources and connect your company’s branches and locations worldwide. This is extremely important during pandemics when working remotely becomes the only option.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING THE MOST SUITABLE VPN TO USE

  1. Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)- MFA enhances security when accessing the network resources remotely, MFA means that two separate pieces of authentication evidence are required for your employees to gain access to a particular account. A good VPN will allow you to integrate MFA into your solution.
  2. Access Control- This is all about controlling who gets access to what. It’s one of the most fundamental security practices and is crucial to protecting your organization. It lets the network administrators to specify who has network access, and what they can access within that network.
  3. Endpoint Security- This involves securing various endpoints that connect to a network, often defined as end-user devices such as mobile devices, laptops etc. This protects the network by allowing only endpoints that comply with the company security policy to connect.

JENETWORKS VPN SOLUTION

Jenetworks VPN Solution is an enterprise VPN solution for businesses of all sizes. With this single solution, organizations can protect data communications, secure IoT resources, implement access control and network segmentation. It also provides encrypted remote access to on-premise, hybrid, and public cloud resources. This allows organizations to continue normal operation during pandemics, for instance, Corona Virus. As the one of the market leaders in Network Security in the country, we have partnered with some of the world market leaders like Fortinet, Sophos, and Checkpoint to scale up our VPN solution integration.

If you’re looking to provide additional remote work capabilities during the Corona Virus outbreak, Jenetworks are here to help.