Even before Covid-19, our network designs have employed modern and secure SSL and IPsec VPN connections. These technologies allow remote workers to connect into the company network from anywhere with an internet connection. Latest-generation encryption and authentication protect the client’s data even when the system is used in an insecure network such as a public Wi-Fi spot. We support VPN connections for many network architectures with some clients having servers at their offices, others using a cloud-based approach or hybrid designs.
As a newer alternative to VPNs, we have begun deploying zero-trust networks using virtual desktop infrastructure. Remote workers can use any private PC and establish an encrypted connection to a virtual computer in the cloud. Their identity is verified using an identity provider linked to the corporate directory, an authenticator app and a private certificate for a three-factor secure authentication. The private PC never interacts with the corporate network directly while the virtual PC is configured in line with company IT security policies.