In last week’s post, we talked about how the cloud solves the problem of managing multiple agents. In this week’s blog, we’re going to look at a security challenge that almost every company faces: Securing Remote Workers.
Remote Workers Are A Security Risk
Advances in technology are creating opportunities people could have only dreamed of in the past. One major development is that where you live doesn’t necessarily dictate where you can work. Telecommuting, work from home, video conferencing—these advancements give people the freedom to live and work where they want. A manager in London can work closely with a team in New York. A company in Frankfurt can hire an Associate in LA.
From a culture perspective, remote work is an exciting step that opens a variety of doors. From a security standpoint it is an issue that needs to be solved. Traditional antivirus solutions were not built to secure endpoints outside the corporate network in real time. Whether employees are around the corner, in a branch office or halfway around the globe, protecting them with traditional endpoint security can be problematic.
With traditional on-premise antivirus, endpoints must connect to the local network to receive updates. Remote workers, however, may go weeks or months without returning to the office, resulting in security policies that are wildly outdated and inconsistent setups across employees. This makes you more vulnerable to attacks and decreases your visibility into each endpoint. Simply put, you lose control.
46% of organizations have operations in more than one country.
The Cloud Makes Safety Simple
With security in the cloud, you never need to worry about remote users connecting back to a corporate network again. The cloud is always there—whether you’re in Australia, Brazil, or Boston—and it’s consistent, treating every endpoint the same. Devices connect to the same cloud-based service for configuration and updates, keeping them equipped with the latest protection. This results in assets that are current and compliant, giving you complete control of all your endpoints.
If you want to learn about the other 9 security problems the cloud solves, check out our webinar, or come back next week when we discuss problem number five: Slowing Down Endpoints.
Are you experiencing problems with your traditional AV solution? Read the eBook 10 Endpoint Security Problems – and How the Cloud Solves Them to learn how moving to a cloud-based solution can set you on the right path.