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Securing and Enabling Remote Workforce

Whether adopted partially or entirely, the remote workforce is now tightly integrated into the modern business model. Businesses were already heading in this direction, but the global pandemic substantially accelerated the transition.

Because the change happened so quickly, security programs had trouble catching up. In fact, many SMEs still struggle to secure their remote operations.

There are three primary security challenges in a remote workforce model:

  • Endpoint security – It’s difficult to enforce security best practises across a geographically dispersed workforce.
  • Access management – Efficiently managing each remote worker’s level of network access is a significant logistical challenge.
  • Access control – It’s difficult to rapidly provision and deprovision remote employee access.

These challenges limit the scalability and cybersecurity of your business. Because the remote workforce is here to stay, you must address these pain points immediately.

Whenever I look for a business solution, I always aim to address as many pain points as possible with one product to maximise my investment. This isn’t always possible, but it’s very much possible with LastPass Identity.

LastPass’s Identity Access Management (IAM) solution fits perfectly into the operational and security gaps created by a remote workforce:

  • Endpoint security – Best security practises are enforced across the entire remote workforce with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
  • Access management – I.T. can maintain complete oversight into each remote worker’s level of network access with Single Sign-On (SSO) technology.
  • Access control – Unified SSO means credentials can be rapidly provisioned and de-provisioned to support operation efficiency while preventing unauthorised network access.

Because of this convenience, at Axient, we use LastPass identity to help our clients rapidly secure their remote workforce.

I’d love to know your thoughts. How do you overcome the challenges of remote workforce security?

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