Over the past two decades, remote access became a stable, but often neglected, technology.

Now, coronavirus (COVID-19) changed the way employees need to work. Organizations now have old virtual private network (VPN) technologies lacking the required licenses, updated features and adequate bandwidth to support all users working remotely and simultaneously.

TAGZ can help your business, regardless of size by providing both expert advice and end to end solutions to allow your business to work remotely.

Secure access solutions for employees, including Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) which offers a safe and secure connection to your on premises business resources, enabling your workforce to remotely connect to your company on premises resources whilst away from the office. Covid-19 has challenged us in the way we work, as more employers now have a need to connect their workforce from home.

 

Who is the user, and what is their job function?
All users are not equal. Some require more bandwidth than others, like executives or mission-critical employees with above-average data analysis needs. A user’s job function needs to be considered when defining any remote use case.

What kind of device is being used, and who owns it?
Usability and security vary widely across the spectrum of available remote devices, like laptops and mobile devices. A corporate-owned PC is much easier to secure than a personally owned smartphone on which users are conducting concurrent activities and accessing websites that are potentially out of policy.

What kind of applications and data do users need to access?
From a performance perspective, employees using dedicated cloud applications and having an always-on VPN to the corporate network would not make as much sense as using a cloud access security broker (CASB). The way in which users access applications and data — either through on-premises or via the cloud — makes a difference when choosing remote access services.

Where is the user located?
Data security, labour and privacy laws differ across countries and state/local jurisdictions, which creates an added layer of complexity when choosing offline data storage choices, and thus the remote access solution.