July 5, 2012
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Keeping You on Track and the IT department happy
Let’s say your company has a lot of mobile workers and needs them to be able to get secure access to the internal network, regardless of time and place or network (3G/WLAN/LAN). You need something that will cover a lot of ground. You also have to factor in the challenges that come from employees working abroad, meaning huge 3G costs of data consuming. At the same time all kinds of new devices and platforms are flooding the work places and IT departments are falling under the burden of security and privacy problems, regulations (or lack there of), remote management and so on.
How to crack the nut?
The answer is simple. You should be looking for a modern remote access solution. Something that is easy to use, cost-efficient and risk-free. Something to help you find and utilize user-friendly hotspots. Something that is quick and flexible to implement without burdening in-house resources. Something that is available as a Service.
One of our customers – a major European transportation company – had the same problems. They cracked the nut by turning to us and ended up replacing their prior remote access service, which was out-of-date and did not respond to the current mobile technology needs of the corporation. With SafeMove, they have been able to make mobile work more transparent and increase working opportunities for mobile workers. The employees who were previously not able to use laptops without huge 3G costs and who had limited mobile usage, down to little more than emails in smartphones, managed to minimize wireless access costs by enabling seamless roaming between cellular and Wi-Fi networks (with SafeMove automatically choosing a Wi-Fi network if available) enough that since the company acquired SafeMove Mobile VPN solution in early 2011, new laptops are now in use and smartphones now usable for more than email. The thousand-user limit has been exceeded and the number of users continues to grow.
SafeMove maximizes employee efﬁciency, as all data contained in the organization’s network and IT systems is always available for utilization and updating. In practice, mobile workstations are always covered by the same services and data security mechanisms as they are when connected to the internal network.
What this all means is that quality, maintenance and access to experts reduce the burden on the IT department back in the home office. Birdstep’s Secure Mobility services address the BYOD market, keeping security, privacy and remote management at the forefront, so that the end user stays connected without having to think twice and without having to call IT. BYOD? Not a problem. And the IT department will certainly appreciate that.