As iTecs and customers face the possibility of having our staff work from home, you should know that remote capabilities are even easier to implement than most believe.
The challenges of working from home:
The solutions and their pros and cons:
Pros – Easy to set up
A central point of access, easy to secure and backup
Can be used even when your staff returns to the office
Cons – A solution that requires an RDS server that incurs an expense
Pros – Can be implemented with limited costs
Cons – Difficult and time-consuming to get set up and train staff on how to access their office assets
Can leave the corporate network vulnerable to attacks if the remote computer is not secure
We recommend Terminal Server
As an MSP company, we can help you implement either remote solution. However, we recommend you consider option #1. A Terminal Server is an easy way to allow secure remote access to corporate assets, and the user's computer from which they are using to remote does not need to adhere to corporate standards.
Your company can leverage iTecs Promus data center as the hosting provider for a Terminal Server that can be securely and reliably attached to your corporate network with a site-to-site VPN tunnel. The site-to-site tunnel can allow the data center hosted Terminal Server to communicate with your file, application, and database servers without having to move any information off your office assets.
A Terminal Server can have any application installed and readily available for your staff; includes but is not limited to, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe, SAGE, ACT!, Dropbox, OneDrive, GSUITE, and other software suites.
Cloud computing has been around for quite a while but it took some years before it became part of everyday language. Starting out it might have seemed too esoteric for many companies, but it's hard to imagine our current technological world without the cloud.
On average, it takes 100 days for ransomware or malware to be detected with traditional network security systems due to their inadequate visibility and limited ability to analyze advanced threats. A lot of damage can occur over 100 days. Due to the advanced programming of EDR, the 100-day average of detecting ransomware or malware drastically drops to just a matter of hours or even minutes.
iTecs is your IT solution for your business’s remote and onsite managed IT service needs. iTecs has the expertise to guide and consult with businesses regarding which technology and services are necessary to run quickly and efficiently. After consulting with you on the technology needs of your business, iTecs will procure and employ the programs, then monitor and provide maintenance, such as patch management and updates, and be on top of any issue within the system if it were to occur. It should not be the responsibility of your business to be an expert in IT. Instead of worrying about becoming the best in IT to protect your business, gain peace of mind by outsourcing your IT needs to the best MSP by partnering with iTecs. We do what we do best, so you can focus on being the best in your industry and taking your business to the next level.