Remote Access Security is Vital to Business Security

by Bob Kwiatkowski

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Why is remote access security important for your business?

Fundamentally, with the COVID-19 Pandemic, many businesses are struggling to maintain regular operation.  Yet, the team at IT Edge has seen first hand the benefits of modern technological advancements in computing. Primarily, these new advancements have allowed many businesses to abandon the brick and mortal community setting. So, they opt for the safety of socially-distanced remote access from their employees’ individual homes. Then, remote access security becomes key.

Commonly, remote access has carried businesses forward. It provides a way to maintain financial security to owners and employees alike. Remote access is an important productivity tool. But, it does have some inherent security concerns.  As an outsourced IT provider in West Chester, PA, we make sure that these concerns are properly addressed.

Therefore, our team works to prevent unauthorized access to business networks. And, no business can be too secure.

Read on to learn of some popular ways businesses are taking advantage of remote access.

SSL VPN

SSL VPNs (virtual private network) provide safe communication across public networks and private networks.  Most commonly, a VPN is used to provide safe and secure remote access from a remote location to the servers stored in the office.

Hence, our team strongly recommends using complex passwords with a documented password policy. Plus, multi-factor authentication provided by mobile device apps like Google and Microsoft Authenticators.  SSL VPN services are most commonly hosted by a hardware appliance on your business network.

GoToMyPC

GoToMyPC is an online service that allows a user to remotely control a pre-authorized workstation in the office.  This service uses a secure website to provide access to authorized computers.  AES 128-bit encryption is used to safeguard the connection, protecting sensitive data.  It is important to use a complex password for the website account and a unique passcode for each accessible workstation in the portal.

Which remote access solution do you prefer? No matter the specific solution, it is critical that you work with a trusted IT consulting partner to be safe online. Ultimately, a trusted team can properly align the product with performance and meet security requirements for your business.

Realistically, there are a lot of ways to protect your business. When it comes to remote access, you need to be safe. Your business’s data is extremely important. So, you need to take the proper steps to protect it!   Then, you can have peace of mind.

The team at IT Edge is a West Chester based IT provider, with the knowledge and resources to assist you in this process.  Please give us a call today!

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