Five Real-World Tactics to Protect Your Enterprise Networks - Slide 5

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Most companies allow teleworking for a number or reasons. Teleworking supports green initiatives and offers employees the flexibility to work anywhere and thus be more productive. But is there a better solution for enabling remote working than buying, distributing and managing large laptop inventories?

One way to minimize hardware costs is to leverage home computers that most workers already have. Companies can provide access to corporate resources via USB drives and mobile keys, for example. Remote workers can sign on remotely by entering credentials using any personal computer, and have a desktop view of their work PCs at home. With single sign-on, employees gain remote access to corporate resources, without having to physically take a laptop out of the office. This eliminates the risk of losing data through device theft or loss. Policies can be layered onto this model to prevent copying and pasting information from work desktops to personal devices, as well.

Today’s successful businesses run at the speed of light, requiring employees and corporate assets to be available and accessible 24x7. Enterprises must find ways to allow rapid, flexible access while protecting themselves from serious risk. When employees travel with corporate data on laptops and other mobile devices, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage and control such data, or even know if it’s being protected, thereby creating a “mobile blind spot” that has the potential to wreak havoc on your corporate communications network.

Identifying key mobile blind spots and taking steps to protect data in transit is critical to protecting your business. This slideshow outlines five real-world tactics identified by Qwest that you can use to enhance mobile security in your organization. These tactics will help provide your workforce with the flexibility it needs to be productive anywhere, anytime, while protecting valuable corporate assets and the enterprise network against imminent security breaches and risk in an expanding mobile world.

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