VIP (Remote) Access: Learn About Remote Access Management

Ty Chaston
May 22, 2019

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Many consultants and IT experts can often find themselves dealing with having too much business. That may seem like a good problem to have. But having to visit many locations can grow wearisome and inefficient.

That is on the reason why many IT and security experts are relying increasingly on VIP management, more commonly known as remote access management.

Beyond making workloads more manageable, remote access’ benefits are increasingly making it the standard. But what does that mean for your business?

First, What is Remote Access Management?

Remote or VIP access refers to the ability to monitor and control access to a computer or network anytime, from any location.

Remote access can be applied to local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), or virtual private networks (VPN), allowing the networks to be accessed remotely.

Benefits of Using Remote Access Management

So why would you want to make your network accessible remotely?

Utilizing remote access management gives you more latitude in managing your network. Some of these are simple quality of life benefits that come with having easy, 24-hour access. Others provide tangible benefits to security and reliability.

Some of the perks of remote access are:

Increased Efficiency

As alluded to, if an IT team services networks in several locations, remote access becomes almost essential.

Time spent in transit is time lost. Having access to the network from anywhere can trim a twenty-minute drive to a couple of moments.

This also applies to workers using a remote access platform to work from home.

Admittedly, there has been debate about the efficacy of letting employees work from home. Forbes concluded that the majority of workers will see increased productivity if allowed to work from home.

More Secure

As of January, the average cost of a cyber attack has exceeded $1 million. Implementing appropriate security measures is more important for your business than ever before.

With a remote access system, you are in control of who has access to your network and when.

You have the ability to see who is accessing your network, and data transmitted is secured with advanced key encryption.

Better Talent Recruitment

By making remote access an option, you gain the ability to source quality talent from anywhere in the world.

By removing location form the equation, you can assign the best talent suited for a given task, complete with all the requisite IT assets.

Integrating Remote Access into Your Security Strategy

Using remote access management gives you more latitude for conducting your business. It is fast, reliable, and when done correctly, safe.

As with any access management protocol, remote access systems still have vulnerabilities. Specifically, at the point-of-access. To help ensure comprehensive cybersecurity for your business at all times, you should consider a continuous authentication program.

Conventional security protocols rely on a “one-off” event to allow access to sensitive information. Continuous authentication monitors changes in a system in real-time to help ensure security.

To see how continuous authentication can help secure your network, request a demo of Acceptto’s end-to-end risk-based Cognitive Continuous Authentication eGuardian® platform.

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