Working remotely 

IT and Cyber essentials

WHEN WORKING HOME IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Remote working is vital for many businesses and the need for remote workplaces is increasing significantly today, tomorrow and the years to come. Are companies prepared for a remote work force? In Denmark? Globally? ”Business as usual” is crucial for companies to stay effective and accessible – and it is mandatory to ensure the best performance on your entire it-network in a secure manner.

But, do your organizations have the necessary security, capacity, infrastructure, and licenses for your workforce to work remotely? Your organization needs to be geared to handle your entire workforce instead of only a few working remotely. The massive increase in remote workers put pressure on your organization’s network, bandwidth, and infrastructure, meaning decreasing performance. Optimally, it should work as you were on-prem. As a firm, you need to ensure your remote workers the best conditions working from home or on the run.

These are the essentials to allow and secure remote working:

Remote Working basics

Cloud Solutions and Security
Productivity is highly enhanced when using Cloud solutions, allowing remote working through, for example, file-sharing platforms and online email providers. However, additional security is required, as no business is willing to have unauthorized data sharing.

IAM Solutions (Identity Access Management)
IAM features can be determinant when working on Cloud Solutions or SAS, as they are key elements to do it in a secure way.

  • Enable MFA – Multi Form Authentication. Vital if you don’t want your identity to be hacked.
  • Set Geographical restrictions. Only logic predetermined locations are able to login.
  • Connect DEVICE to a USER. It is important to make connections between the user and the device, not only corporate but also BYOD devices. This is also followed by a basic safety verification.

VDI & Terminal Server solutions
Experts recommend this kind of solutions to enable a safe and controlled access to sensitive programs, also from BYOD devices. Isolating particular software for a user, combined with VDI and IAM solutions, allows better remote working deployment. Even a basic terminal server with a locked-down GPO provides a safer environment and better performance than working straight on BYOD and using remote connections to business devices.

Secure Internet Connection
It might seem redundant or obvious to Secure the Internet Connection, but in many cases, a regular home router is not safe or consistent enough for business operations. Instability of connection or a data breach can occur if not using a business-grade for critical associates.

Video Conferencing
This is a fantastic solution to ensure business flow when using remote working. It diminishes the inconveniences of not being physically in the location, useful for internal and external communications (colleagues and clients). Take into consideration that due to Coronavirus outbreak, many Video Conferencing providers (f.e. Microsoft Teams) are offering free trials.

VoIP solutions
Technology has now given us the opportunity to easily get our phone extension in any location. As almost every mobile phone support VoIP connections, it is simple to receive calls via either apps or devices.

All these solutions are extremely useful for regions and collaborators affected by quarantine due to COVID-19. RanTek – Part of NetNordic provides the technology to stay close even being far away and ensure business daily operations at their best.

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