10 Endpoint Security Problems Solved by the Cloud – Securing Remote Workers

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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 only dreamed of in the past.  One major development is that where you live doesn’t necessarily dictates 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 security solutions were not built to secure endpoints outside the corporate network. 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With on-premise security, setups are inconsistent, software is easily outdated, and in-network control is lost.  In order to update software, on-prem solutions require endpoints to be connected to the local network. Remote workers, however, may go weeks or months without returning to the office, resulting in security policies that are wildly outdated.  This makes networks more vulnerable to attacks, and decreases visibility into activity at each individual endpoint endpoint.

 

  • 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 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.

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