Companies are asking their employees to work remotely from home as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, and organizations need to provide employees with the ability to securely connect to the corporate network.

Cyber security companies offer several options for a secure connection infrastructure:

  • IPsec VPN– Provides full access to the corporate network with a VPN client. Each connected device that with the VPN client installed should have  multi factor authentication, and the user groups in the relevant remote access VPN community should be updated accordingly.
  • Mobile Access– Provides web based access to specific corporate applications without the need to install a VPN client. It provides an ad-hoc connection to a predefined corporate portal from any device.
  • Capsule Workspace– A designated solution for mobile devices that creates an AES256-bit encrypted container for all enterprise apps and data with strong authentication methods and a data retention option.

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Once you’ve determined a remote access method, implement best practices following the Zero Trust model:

  • Access Control Policies enables you to create granular network segmentation across public/private cloud and LAN environments.
  • Identity Awareness ensures that access to your data is granted only to authorized users based on their specific roles.

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With unknown devices connecting to your corporate network, make sure these devices aren’t compromised.

Be sure to protect devices from cyber attacks and block infected devices from accessing corporate data and assets.

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