You’ve started working from home the past week or two and things just aren’t going your way. You have a work laptop, but you can’t connect it. You have a personal laptop, but nothing is loading through your connection. You can’t be productive if you can’t connect and you wish someone could just come to your house and fix it.
We understand your headache. There are a few things that need to happen in order for you to safely and securely work from home.
Remote Access Solutions
Remote Desktop Services
An environment should have Remote Desktop Services enabled on the environment. What is Remote Desktop? It is simply a technology that allows users to connect to a specific computer from a remote location as if they were sitting in front of it. This will effectively allow them to work from anywhere – home, a coffee shop, the airport – anywhere outside of the office. There is tons of flexibility by being able to connect from anywhere. This technology has revolutionized dynamics of modern business functions, especially the IT industry.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that is constructed using public wires — usually the internet — to connect remote users or regional offices to a company’s private, internal network. A business should utilize VPN access to securely access either their office workstation or network resources. So, what is VPN? It’s a service that takes an internet connection and makes it more secure. It lends them a temporary IP address and hides your real IP address from websites or emails to ensure safety. Having a VPN account can instantly provide more privacy, higher security, more website access, all while staying anonymous.
Verification Through Your IT Provider
If you don’t have a very high need for internal documents or getting into the network, you can also gain access to web enabled applications, sites and email connected through the web. You will want to be verified to do this through your IT department or provider. It is certainly an option, but Remote Desktop and VPN are recommended before this solution.
If you are working from home and are not using one of the above solutions to connect, or are unsure of your security, contact the Sales team at JENLOR at 412-220-9330 ext. 3 and an expert can get you set up.