Is the cloud approach the right one for every company? The answer depends on the business applications used.
Decision-makers quickly lose track when companies have to deal with options that allow employees to work remotely or connect decentralized locations to the corporate network.
In the following we want to list and compare the 4 most relevant options from an infrastructure perspective and our everyday project work. It is about making business operations run smoothly and creating an always available environment in which employees can perform their tasks remotely. The business tools used, such as financial accounting, ERP, communication tools, collaboration solutions, and other relevant applications, present the employer with great challenges.
How do you design a suitable IT infrastructure that is secure, scalable and available, while at the same time guaranteeing employee secure access to company data and applications?
4 Ways for Secure Remote Access:
Remote via VPN – Solution
Very common in the current situation quickly implementable, the connection of end users via a VPN ("Virtual Private Network") connection. It allows different end devices from the home office, the hotel room or the co-working office to be connected to the company network. Approaches such as BYOD ("bring your own device") are easy to implement.
Remote via Reverse-Proxy Solution
This approach enables secure web-based access to applications that are provided on servers in the company network.
Remote via Cloud Application
Enables collaboration e.g. through Office 365 (and Teams) as well as the use of cloud-based applications such as Dropbox, Salesforce.com, Trello, Slack, etc.
Remote via VDI – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Stream a desktop to any type of end device. Enables access to applications deployed in the corporate data center.
An ideal solution should be easy and simple to implement, secure and support all types of endpoints, including the BYOD approach
Overview - 4 ways to remotely access enterprise data
The important thing is that IT security, corporate culture and company organization must define the choice of technology and not the other way around.
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