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Six Remote Workforce Tips for Optimal Access, Security and Productivity

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As the coronavirus pandemic forces companies to re-tool operations, cybersecurity becomes of utmost importance. Take these steps to ensure success moving forward.

1. Assess your company’s remote work capabilities

For many companies, the shift to remote working happened almost overnight, leaving little time for adequate planning. Now is the time to audit and assess the new network access your company needs and consider the security implications.

2. Set and communicate expectations for remote work

As many of your employees are likely working from home for the first time, now is a great time to reach out to your team to outline your company’s work-from-home policy to set expectations for employees working remotely.

3. Implement multi-factor authentication

We recommend deploying multi-factor authentication (MFA) to all of you users, so they are fully authenticated every time they connect to your network.

4. Extend VPN access to priority users

Secure connectivity to corporate headquarters and critical applications is essential if your employees are going to maintain productivity as they work remotely. Virtual Private

Networks (VPNs) add a layer of security to private and public networks, allowing individuals and organizations to send and receive data safely over the Internet.

5. Keep users safe from risky clicks with DNS filtering

With employees stuck at home, chances are good that company laptops will be used for a hefty amount of personal web surfing and email checking. Cloud-based DNS filtering makes it possible to block connections and limit access to the risky areas of the Internet.

6. Keep endpoints free of malware

While endpoint antivirus solutions will catch many threats, they are powerless against evasive, zero-day malware that we see all too often. Endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions can not only detect these advanced threats, they can kill the threat and return the infected device to good order, 100% remotely.

Get more tips to secure your IT environment and prevent cyber attacks here.

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