Demands for remote working are on the rise, but so too are concerns about data security. Accessing business data using a personal laptop or tablet isRemote working one thing, but what happens if that device is lost or stolen? The thief has immediate access to any information stored on it, putting your company’s intellectual property (IP) at risk.

Many security experts advocate the use of encryption to protect laptop, and USB pen drives, but where the equipment belongs to the employee, such demands may not be feasible. Far more effective is keeping the data within your company’s secure network at all times.

This is where hosted desktop solutions can assist. Using a virtual PC that your employee connects to via the Internet, they can then work on projects or manipulate data without it ever leaving your secure file storage. Security is further enhanced by encrypted connections which prevent interception by cybercriminals.

Hosted desktops can be accessed from most devices too. Mobile staff can use laptops, tablets and even smartphones to connect to critical business systems on the move. Staff working from home can use the family’s PC. But best of all (as far as the business is concerned), should any of these devices be stolen, there is no company data stored on it, protecting you against loss.

To find out more about hosted desktop solutions and how they can transform your remote working provisions, give the Broadband Cloud Solutions team a call today on 0141 585 6363.

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