Popular Options For Remote Access For Employees
There are two popular methods of remote working, and you may be familiar with the terms BYOD and CYOD. The major difference boils down to security.
BYOD For Remote Employee Work
BYOD is Bring Your Own Device and refers to remote work setup whereby employees use their own devices to connect to company data. They may use free or cheap remote work services or tools to connect to their computer at work, or they may directly access business email and documents from their personal devices.
BYOD employee owned computers are not managed, secured or controlled by the company.
There is no endpoint security in place.
The device connects to the unknown and often insecure home network of the employee, and possibly other public, insecure WiFi hot spots at local coffee shops etc.
Often companies who use BYOD do so without any IT security frameworks such as Zero Trust Security or any sort of Identity Access Management in place. This means there is no control over which users, accounts or devices can connect to company data, no insight into devices connecting, and a higher percentage of data leakage and account hacks.
CYOD For Employees Working Remotely
CYOD is Choose Your Own Device and refers to remote work solutions whereby the employer provides a secured and managed device to the employee for work from home/remote purposes, and that device and accounts on it are authorized against the IT Security frameworks and policies in place that control access to company data and company accounts, thereby greatly reducing risk of data leakage, breaches and hacks.
Other Considerations For Setting Up Remote Employees
Aside from devices and email, there are other considerations such as printing, phone calls, and organizational communication.
Do you want your employees printing hard copies of sensitive or client information at home? What if those sheets are lost?
Do you want employees calling clients from personal cellphones? What if the employee leaves the company and the client is calling them on their mobile?
How will you keep in touch with your remote team, hold remote team meetings, manage organizational information to keep everyone abreast of company and client updates?
We can help you establish acceptable use policies for your team, as well as cloud print enablement or disablement. For phone calls and communication, we can help you setup online call and video conferencing tools that are attached to authorized user accounts only, so your team is working within your cyber security parameters. We can also setup VoIP phone systems with soft phones installed directly on to your company owned and managed devices, or with apps on your employee’s cellphones. Both options ensure calls are being placed to and from your company phone number. And of course, we can help you choose and setup tools for organizational communication such as team chat, team meetings and team intranet.
Remote Work Setup Services in Ontario
TUCU will help you setup your BYOD or CYOD remote work solution in Ontario. If you need to stick with BYOD for now, we will help you make it more secure. Of course, we always recommend best IT Security practices, including robust CYOD solutions to enable your remote employees to work with ease and security every day.
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