Enhancing cybersecurity in the age of remote work with Faronics solutions

Enhancing cybersecurity in the age of remote work with Faronics solutions

For many office workers, the shift toward remote work has become the most influential trend affecting their lives. According to a 2023 Fannie Mae report, remote working renters’ willingness to relocate outside the inner cities has significantly increased. 11% are willing to relocate to a new regional area or commute a larger distance, simply because they know it’s not required to come into an office daily.

Clearly, many employees now enjoy more flexibility, but this newfound freedom comes with the increased risk of cyber threats. As organizations adapt to the remote work environment, it’s crucial to prioritize cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive information and ensure business continuity.

Let’s explore how Faronics solutions can enhance your security posture in the age of remote work.

Deep Freeze: Preserving endpoint security

Imagine this scenario: An employee working remotely inadvertently downloads a malicious file, triggering a malware infection that compromises sensitive company data. Without proper safeguards in place, this could lead to a catastrophic breach. This is where Deep Freeze comes into play.

Deep Freeze acts as a shield for endpoints, ensuring they remain impervious to unauthorized changes and malware threats. With Deep Freeze, administrators can easily revert any machine to its pristine state with a restart, erasing any modifications made during the last session. That means even if a user accidentally downloads malware or makes unauthorized changes, they’re effectively undone upon reboot.

In practical terms, this translates to peace of mind for IT administrators and employees alike. Remote workers can freely explore the internet and operate without fear of compromising the company’s security, knowing that Deep Freeze will restore their system, should the worst-case scenario happen.

Anti-Executable: Fortifying endpoint defense

As any admin who follows the speed at which technology is moving will tell you, multi-layered prevention is more effective than a single cure. Anti-Executable can be part of those multiple layers. By preventing unauthorized applications from executing on endpoints, it acts as a robust defense against malware, ransomware and other malicious software.

Consider a situation where a remote worker unknowingly clicks on a phishing link, which is still one of the most common ways for threat actors to breach organizations, per IBM. In those situations, the link will usually trigger an application in the background that attempts to install some type of malware. With Anti-Executable in place, the malicious payload is thwarted from executing, safeguarding the endpoint and preventing potential data breaches.

Moreover, Anti-Executable empowers organizations to enforce strict application control policies, allowing only approved applications to run, no matter which operating system your employees are using. This not only enhances security but also boosts productivity by minimizing distractions and ensuring employees focus on work-critical tasks.

Deploy: Simplifying endpoint management

While remote work has given us many benefits, it has made IT management increasingly challenging. Managing endpoints scattered across different locations, networks and operating systems can seem like an almost impossible task. Enter Deploy, Faronics’ comprehensive tool for application management, Windows updates and OS deployment.

Deploy streamlines endpoint management by providing centralized control and automation capabilities. IT administrators can remotely deploy software updates, patches and even deploy entire operating systems with ease, ensuring that all endpoints remain up-to-date and secure.

So if a software vendor has released an urgent security patch to respond to a recent vulnerability, IT admins can roll out the necessary updates promptly, rather than having to rely on each remote worker to do it. This also takes a burden off employees who may feel less comfortable handling more technical workflows while still maintaining recommended update cycles and security practices.

Anti-Virus: Shielding endpoints from threats

No cybersecurity strategy is complete without a robust antivirus solution. Faronics Anti-Virus offers real-time protection against malware, viruses and other online threats, bolstering the defenses of distributed workforces.

Anti-Virus employs advanced detection algorithms and heuristic analysis to identify and neutralize threats before they can wreak havoc on endpoints. Whether it’s a malicious email attachment or a drive-by download, Anti-Virus stands guard, ensuring remote workers can navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

Moreover, Anti-Virus provides centralized management and reporting capabilities, allowing IT administrators to monitor security status, track threats and respond promptly to emerging cyber threats.

Protect your remote workforce now

As the remote work revolution continues to reshape the modern workplace, cybersecurity remains a top priority for organizations worldwide. Faronics Solutions, including Deep Freeze, Anti-Executable, Deploy and Anti-Virus, offer a comprehensive suite of tools to enhance cybersecurity in the age of remote work.

From preserving endpoint security to streamlining system updates, Faronics empowers organizations to enjoy the benefits of remote work without compromise. 

Reach out to our expert team to learn how Faronics can protect your remote team.

About The Author

Matt Williams

A self-proclaimed ‘tech geek’, Matt has worked in technology for a decade and divides his time between blogging and working in IT. A huge New York Giants fan, expert on Reboot Restore Technology when not watching football Matt gets his game on playing Call of Duty with his friends and other tech bloggers.

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