In an effort to improve remote worker security, many companies implement security controls that inadvertently have a negative impact on productivity. Deploying security point solution after point solution might mitigate some risks, but those benefits are outweighed if it takes 15 extra minutes for every remote employee to connect to the corporate network, and employees are continually challenged to reauthenticate. If companies want to empower their employees to work from anywhere without compromise, ease-of-doing-business and security must find a balancing point.
The key to remote cybersecurity success, then, is layered protection and consistent support, built on a foundation that starts with dedicated wireless business internet. For example, as part of its Remote Work Solutions, wireless business internet from Verizon provides at-home users with a dedicated connection that includes data encryption and network-level authentication. Standardizing company-issued routers for remote work also greatly simplifies the burden on IT and security teams, who traditionally had to troubleshoot issues with an incredibly broad range of personally-managed routers. Remote Work Solutions from Verizon help build out solutions that fit customers’ unique requirements—whether the organization is managing a massive remote workforce or implementing a hybrid schedule. Additional security services include Wandera, a zero-trust cloud security platform that provides real-time threat defense and content filtering for remote employees’ endpoint devices, and Secure Cloud Gateway, which acts as a line of layered threat defense for distributed organizations and helps defend remote employees from malware.
Further, as your company’s connected device footprint grows, so does its exposure to risk of SIM card misuse. Verizon can help security teams stay one step ahead of hijackers with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Secure, a security feature that proactively locks down the SIM cards in company-issued devices, allowing devices that you trust to connect to your network.
Plus, Verizon’s global backbone network provides private and public connectivity in >185+ countries and territories, offering unrivaled visibility into emerging cyber threats, which helps companies adapt quickly to new cybercriminal tactics.