The future of working is mobile; having a flexible workforce is rapidly becoming the standard among many different industries. It may appear daunting to have your proprietary data in many different places at once but with proper planning you can maintain the level of security you require and adjust to the rapidly evolving WFH environment at the same time. These changes not only result in a happier workforce, you'll see that productivity increases as your employees can login to work when it's convenient, not just when they're in the office environment.
Providing a secure connection solution that
won't jeopardize data or network integrity
Needs rapid access to corporate data and
applications, but is far from the server
Maintaining productivity and keeping workers
Increased cybersecurity risk
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, which means more expenses
Pros: Can be implemented with limited costs.
Cons: Difficult and time-consuming to set up, requires training on how staff accesses their office assets, can leave the corporate network vulnerable to attacks if the remote computer is not secure.
As an MSP company we can help your organization implement either solution, but we have found greater success with the first option in our experience. A Terminal Server allows for both secure and remote access to corporate assets and has the flexibility of moving the solution back on-site if needed. While the VPN is less costly, there are also intrinsic vulnerabilities and leaving any opening for a hostile actor can lead to trouble. Using both to provide a holistic solution for your IT infrastructure provides the most benefit.
Your company can leverage iTecs 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, utilizing a combination of both solutions efficiently. 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. This includes but is not limited to: Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe, SAGE, ACT!, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Workspace, and other software suites.
iTecs is an industry leader in the deployment of Terminal Servers. Learn more about our Terminal Server Hosting Solutions here.
We have helped companies realize the potential cost savings and reduction in liability by designing an IT infrastructure that seamlessly allows their staff to work from their homes. These solutions range from implementing patch management and processes to remediating cybersecurity risks to Terminal Servers that provide access to corporate data and company-approved applications.
Each business is unique and requires a specially designed approach to handle the challenges of a remote workforce; iTecs is ready to help. Contact an iTecs Professional to discuss your needs today.