Stay at home orders, quarantine policies, and the risk of the contagious novel coronavirus causing more COVID-19 cases are heavily impacting businesses. Many companies have instructed their employees to work remotely to the best of their abilities, and these employees always need the internet to be able to perform their job duties. No matter what internet security measures you took in the work place and how competent and informed your employees are, there’s no way to ascertain that your company data is safe when accessed remotely unless you’re using a business VPN.
Reduced Workplace Capacity Plans
Some companies have found workarounds for sending their employees packing. Certain businesses, subject to advisement by local governments, can continue to operate at a limited capacity. Heavily spacing out workers to allow for proper social distancing can reduce or eliminate the need for remote workers. If you’re currently using a VPN in your office, your cybersecurity is unlikely to be impacted.
Discontinuing Business is Not An Option
The alternative to remote working is to discontinue business. Lay employees off, and hope that your business will be able to rebound once the effect of the coronavirus is over. This is not a wise option. People still need products and services despite the closures, and negative cashflow is highly difficult to recover from. If you can’t have people in your office, you need to have them outside your office.
The Risks of Working Remotely
When your employees work remotely, they’re utilizing their own home internet connections to do so. Your sensitive business data is only as safe as their connections. Human error is likely to lead to a wide variety of mistakes, and the room for error grows greater with an unprotected connection. Using too simple of a WiFi password can give everyone in the remote employee’s neighborhood access to privileged company info. Using too simple of passwords to remote cloud systems can leave your business wide open to attackers. VPN Whitelisting with dedicated IP’s provides businesses with remote workers a second layer of security that goes beyond the password. TorGuard Business plans offer dedicated IP’s that can be assigned to certain users or groups so management can restrict cloud access to these specific dedicated IP’s.
Securing Your Workers
When you utilize a business VPN for your remote employees, they’re always protected. Malicious entities from the outside will not be able to access what your employees are doing, including sensitive information about your customers or clients. Data thieves have just as much extra time at home as we do at the moment, and they’re always looking to use it. When your remote employees are utilizing a business VPN, they won’t have a chance.
TorGuard Can Help
TorGuard offers business VPN services for enterprises of all sizes. Our VPN solutions are designed to meet the privacy needs of your business, which are crucial at a time where everyone is making good use of their home offices.