Exploring the Most Secure Remote Access Methods

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In an age of global business with multinational companies with worldwide branches and offices, organizations need to find out solutions to protect their business from any form of disruptions. The business environment being very technologically sound, every new innovation is adopted by these organizations to face the aggressively competitive world.

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Exploring the Most Secure Remote Access Methods

  1. 1. Exploring the most secure remote access methodsIn an age of global business with multinational companies with worldwide branches and offices,organizations need to find out solutions to protect their business from any form of disruptions. Thebusiness environment being very technologically sound, every new innovation is adopted by theseorganizations to face the aggressively competitive world. However, the highly techno savvy andnetworked work environment meant for easy access of information and data across regions need to besecure from every aspect.The expansion of business globally has also brought in a new group – the mobile workforce. To providethem with an anytime anywhere access to the corporate network and to the their office desktops, softwareprofessionals have worked out business continuity remote access solutions. However, with anincreasingly mobile workforce, and an equally increasing number of applications accessible from anumber of devices, organizations need to work out secure remote access solutions. A virtual privatenetwork (VPN) is used by a number of organizations in their attempt to allow remote users to connect tothe corporate network. Though VPNs use encryption to simulate direct network connectivity, the securitylevels of this system when in transit or in commonplace is questionable.Further, in their attempt to empower the mobile workforce, the leading players in the industry have alsoworked out solutions that would ensure a secure remote access. Such appliance based remoteaccess solutions will boost the productivity levels of the employees. Not only will such solutions providethem a flexibility of work timings, it gives them the freedom to work on their office desktops from anylocation, from any device but under secure conditions. Further, this solution does not make use of anyVPN user base additions or additional infrastructure.With an increasing number of hand held devices through which gives access to the corporate network,the requirement for both security and mobility has only increased. The Universal Access Controllers canprovide such enterprise level of flexibility, security and performance solutions for a secure remote access.Through such appliance-based remote desktop access solution, data leakage is prevented, as datanever leaves the corporate network irrespective of the location or device use by the employees. Further, itmakes use of the existing desktop application and security environment. Besides, with devicecompatibility, end-point control, multiple access and clientless identity based access, these remotedesktop access appliances offers higher security levels than the legacy VPN which provide encryptionbased secure access.Also read more on - Application Delivery Networking, Load Balancer

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