Home working accelerates the death of remote access VPNs

Home working accelerates the death of remote access VPNs

According to the latest statistics, almost half of British workers are now working from home.  As businesses continue to adapt to the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, homeworking has become the safest and most practical option for many organisations.  With the explosion in working from home, however, comes the challenge of how to do so safely, particularly with sensitive data and home workers logging in using their home internet connections, and in many cases, their own equipment. 

Remote Access VPNs have long been the solution for remote workers needing to access company networks over the public internet.  However, this once trusted solution has grown to be increasingly vulnerable due to the surge in cyber security threats.  The sudden shift to homeworking as lockdown was imposed, has increased the use of virtual private networks and thus amplified the threats and vulnerabilities. 

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Has your IT Support company been supporting you through the Covid-19 pandemic?

Has your IT Support company been supporting you through the Covid-19 pandemic?

Since March 2020, the world has turned upside down, with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing countries into lockdown, businesses to close and many employees to work from home.  This time of turmoil has put a lot of pressure on organisations to deploy home working technology quickly and securely.  This added demand for remote working has resulted in a busy time for IT support companies, as we deploy resources and provide guidance to enable people to work safely and efficiently from home. 

It has certainly been a productive and responsive time here at Matrix IT, but can you say the same about your IT support company?   

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