Archive for the ‘VPN’ Category

If a group is really only as strong as its “weakest link,” then why are so many enterprises, which are otherwise concerned about their network security, so quick to add new “links”? Every new user that gains privileged network access increases the risk that one link in the chain could break, thereby jeopardizing the entire [...]

Even though the Houston Astros have been the worst team in Major League Baseball for the last three seasons, one of the team’s off-the-field accomplishments — its proprietary internal computer database — is now the envy of the rest of the league. This system, known as Ground Control, allows the team’s front office executives to [...]

Is your enterprise one of the many that are “subject to the whims of fickle consumer-business users” when it comes to adopting new technology? That’s how Clorox CIO and vice president Ralph Loura framed the current state of enterprise tech and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend when he appeared earlier this month among [...]

The discussion on BYOD centers on whether employees working more efficiently on their personal devices is worth whatever network security vulnerabilities are sown when enterprises allow numerous devices and operating systems to access their networks. As a compromise between employees and employers that brings everyone onto the same page, a BYOD policy helps. But, it [...]

In the not-so-distant past, when enterprises lacked ubiquitous high-speed Internet connections and the means to provide employees with remote access, organizations were far more likely to enforce strict working hours than they are today. After all, work wouldn’t get done if employees weren’t present. Mobile technology has since enabled the growing trend of remote work, [...]