Secure Remote Access for New York Business Infrastructure

In a modern business, secure remote access is vitally important. This is true for every business, but it is of particular concern to businesses with staff that work remotely. 

The work environment for businesses in New York has changed rapidly, and since the end of the pandemic, remote work has become increasingly common. IT departments and cybersecurity services have had to evolve quickly to deal with the new threats that have emerged because of these changes. When sensitive data and business-critical infrastructure is being accessed remotely, it’s vital to know who is accessing it and from where, and to have a way of verifying that.  

At Carden IT Services, we have experience implementing secure remote access tools for NY companies, allowing them to access their network and data remotely. Our solutions are affordable, secure, and can be tailored to your business’s specific needs, and can help you implement best practices for remote access security policies in New York. 

Shifting Work Landscape and the Rise of Remote Work

The old-fashioned office is gradually being replaced by a hybrid model of both in-office and remote work. This has been driven by technological change as well as cultural and generational shifts in the modern American workforce. Businesses that want to thrive need to stay flexible while ensuring that adapting to these new ways of working doesn’t put their security, their customers, or their productivity at risk. Ideally, a remote worker should be just as productive and secure as an in-office worker 

Despite the upsides, there are some risks associated with remote work, especially concerning data security and unauthorized access. These all need to be taken into consideration when implementing remote access solutions, and having experienced professionals like our team at Carden IT Services can help your business make sure you get things right. 

The Importance of Protecting Sensitive Data

Businesses need to implement safeguards to protect their data from malicious actors. This includes protections against remote access by unwanted parties. It would be incredibly difficult for someone to break into your building, access a computer, and steal information, but with remote access, an attacker could do all of that without ever leaving their bedroom, and unlike a physical intrusion, you might have no idea it had ever happened.

Key Features of Secure Remote Access Solutions

At Carden IT Services, we offer secure remote access solutions tailored to the unique needs of businesses in New York. Our comprehensive approach includes: 

  • Encryption Protocols and Data Security:
    We utilize advanced encryption protocols to ensure that data transmitted across remote connections is secure and unable to be read even if it was intercepted.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA):
    Multi-Factor Authentication adds an extra layer of security and means that the user accessing your data, or your network needs an additional way of verifying their identity beyond just a Username and Password.
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network):
    A corporate VPN helps establish a secure connection over the internet by routing your traffic through a separate remote server. By only allowing connections via this server, you can keep unauthorized people from connecting to your network. At Carden IT Services, we have experience securing VPNs for employees of New York-based businesses.
  • Endpoint Security Measures:
    Endpoint security protects your laptops, desktops, and mobile devices from cyber threats, whether they are on your premises or remotely.
  • Monitoring and Audit Capabilities:
    We provide 24/4 monitoring of your digital assets and can provide access reports detailing exactly who accessed what and when they did so. This not only helps keep your data safe, it can catch potential cyberattacks early and is required for compliance with more stringent data protection regulations. 

Choosing the Right Secure Remote Access Solution

Before selecting remote access systems for NY business IT infrastructure, consider the following: 

  • Assessing Specific Needs:
    Consider the ways that your business uses remote access and how it might do so in the future. What solutions would help you achieve this? What are the risks that you face?
  • Scalability and Flexibility:
    You need a solution that can scale with your business. This might mean accommodating your business’s expansion in the future, or it might just mean adapting to seasonal changes in your business. You need a solution that can remain affordable, efficient, and secure when operating at any scale. 
  • Compatibility with Existing Infrastructure:
    You need a solution that will integrate seamlessly with your organization’s current IT infrastructure without causing problems. 
  • User-Friendliness and Ease of Implementation:
    Your chosen solution needs to be easy to implement and easy to use. Solutions that are difficult to use or unreliable are likely to annoy your team members and make them more likely to try and continue using less secure methods. 
  • Cost Considerations:
    The ideal solution will be an affordable one. However, do not just consider the upfront cost of the solution – you also need to consider the ongoing costs, the cost of training your team on how to use it, and the potential financial and reputational costs of a data breach if you do not adequately protect your assets. 

Speak To Our Team About Remote Access Solutions

The business landscape has changed rapidly in the past few years and solutions that worked for an in-office team might not be as secure when you have a hybrid team. For your remote team to work as efficiently and securely as possible, you need to implement a professionally managed remote access solution. 

When Carden IT Services are managing remote connectivity solutions for NY business networks, we do so in a professional way with industry-leading tools and knowledge. Speak to our team today to learn how we can make your business more secure.