VPN Issues working from Home and Remote

The amount of remote and hybrid working has surged in the aftermath of the pandemic. This has dramatically increased the number of secure remote access requests directed at IT teams.  

While VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) have been the traditional choice to provide remote access, the increased use of high bandwidth applications and video conferencing solutions has exposed weaknesses with legacy VPN solutions 

The Problem with VPNs 

Traditional VPN solutions are complicated and need highly skilled IT teams to deploy and manage them over time. Configuring VPNs requires extensive knowledge and attention to detail, and any mistakes can put security at risk. This complexity and ongoing management commitment distract IT teams from other critical tasks. Especially as the number of remote workers increases, putting more pressure on IT teams. 

Working from Home or Remotely

Issues related to performance have also come to the fore with VPNs, particularly when faced with bandwidth-intensive applications and video conferencing solutions. As more employees work remotely and the demand for high-bandwidth connections increases, VPNs often struggle to deliver the required performance. Video conferencing over VPN often suffers from lag, leading to frustration and decreased productivity. 

Cloudbrink Hybrid Access as a Service (HAaaS) has emerged as a modern replacement for VPNs to address these issues.  

The HAaaS Soltuion to VPN Issues

Cloudbrink HAaaS simplifies remote access by providing a solution that combines security and performance. Some key features that make HAaaS an ideal alternative to traditional VPNs are: 

  • High-performance ZTNA: Delivers enhanced security that goes beyond the perimeter security offered by VPN. 
  • Personal SD-WAN: Optimizes remote connections for maximum performance, especially when using applications that need high bandwidth to operate well. 
  • Automated Moving Target Defense (AMTD): HAaaS uses AMTD to proactively defend against cyber threats. By constantly changing network environments (such as security certificates), it makes it difficult for attackers to exploit discovered vulnerabilities.

HAaaS uses these technologies and others to provide a higher level of security than a VPN service without the cumbersome management overhead.  

HAaaS goes beyond improved security by delivering better remote access performance for media-rich applications and video conferencing. A Cloudbrink-owned and controlled global network of FAST Edge points of presence distributed across numerous cloud data centers is used to ensure high-performance access. 

Conclusion 

CloudBrink HAaaS is the superior choice for remote access in the current business landscape. It offers highly secure access built on zero-trust principles, delivering authorized access only. The use of AMTD makes it very difficult for cybercriminals to gain a foothold from which to attack systems or steal data. 

In addition, HAaaS uses SD-WAN to deliver exceptional performance for media-rich applications and video conferencing, regardless of user numbers, geographic location, or network capacity.  

By choosing HAaaS, organizations can provide a better experience for their staff while reducing the burden on their IT teams, all without compromising security. With CloudBrink HAaaS, businesses can facilitate remote work seamlessly and efficiently.

 

 

 

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