Navigating the Challenges of Remote Work with Faronics Solutions

Navigating the Challenges of Remote Work with Faronics Solutions

Remote work has become an integral part of modern business operations, offering flexibility and new opportunities for both employees and employers. However, this shift has brought about a unique set of challenges that organizations must address to ensure productivity, security and efficiency. 

Faronics offers a suite of solutions designed to tackle these hurdles head-on, making remote work not only feasible but also secure and effective.

Data Security and Phishing Attacks

One of the primary concerns in remote work is data security. According to, 23% of data breaches were caused by phishing attacks, making it a significant threat to businesses. The same report highlighted other common causes such as computer viruses (22%), advanced persistent threats (9%) and unsecured Wi-Fi networks (8%).

Faronics Anti-Virus provides robust protection against phishing attacks and other malware. Its real-time protection and advanced threat detection capabilities ensure that remote workers are shielded from malicious emails and dangerous websites. Furthermore, it integrates seamlessly with other Faronics solutions, providing a comprehensive security framework.


Vulnerable Work Locations

Remote work often means working from various locations like co-working spaces, bars or trains. What makes the remote lifestyle alluring to employees can turn it into a security nightmare for businesses. Forbes reports that 18% of data theft incidents occur in co-working spaces, with libraries, coffee shops and cafes following closely at 17%. With the average cost of a data breach having risen to $4.45 million, the higher rates of data loss among employees working from different countries than their company are alarming.

To mitigate these risks, Faronics Deep Freeze is an essential tool. It ensures that any changes made to the system are not permanent, thereby eliminating unwanted modifications and malware infections. This “reboot to restore” technology is invaluable for maintaining the integrity of workstations, regardless of where employees are working from. Deep Freeze allows IT administrators to protect their systems from persistent threats and unauthorized alterations, ensuring a clean and consistent work environment with every restart.


Managing IT Resources and Software Deployment

While many businesses aim to benchmark software deployment frequency or time-to-restore, managing IT resources remotely can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to software deployment and updates. The lack of direct access to devices means that IT teams must rely on efficient tools to maintain systems.

Faronics Deploy simplifies this process by allowing IT administrators to remotely deploy software, updates and patches across multiple devices. This tool ensures that all systems are up-to-date and running the necessary applications, thereby reducing downtime and enhancing productivity. Deploy provides a streamlined solution for remote IT management, enabling organizations to keep their software environment consistent and secure.


Enforcing Application Control

With remote work, the risk of unauthorized applications running on company devices increases, potentially leading to security vulnerabilities and productivity issues. Detailed application management determining which user groups get access to different tools is the first line of defense.

Faronics Anti-Executable addresses this challenge by enforcing application control policies. It ensures that only approved applications can run on company devices, preventing the execution of unauthorized or malicious software. This tool is particularly useful in remote work settings where employees might be tempted to download and use unapproved applications without supervision, thereby maintaining a secure and compliant work environment.


Human Error and Employee Training

Human error remains a significant challenge in remote work environments. The report highlights that 12% of data breaches were caused by employee mistakes. This includes mishandling sensitive information, falling for phishing scams and using insecure networks.

While technological solutions are crucial, employee training and awareness are equally important. As hackers apply more sophisticated strategies and leverage the power of artificial intelligence, enterprises’ responses have to be just as extensive. Instead of solely relying on safe passwords, it’s advisable to regularly train staff on multi-factor authentication, third-party access to data or emerging phishing techniques.


Keep Your Enterprise and Customer Data Safe

The transition to remote work presents various challenges, from data security and vulnerable work locations to managing IT resources and enforcing application control. Faronics offers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to address these hurdles, ensuring that remote work is secure, efficient and productive.

By integrating Faronics Deep Freeze, Anti-Executable, Deploy and Anti-Virus, organizations can create a robust security framework that protects against common threats and vulnerabilities. These tools not only safeguard company data but also enhance the overall remote work experience by simplifying IT management and ensuring a consistent and secure work environment.

Navigating the new realities of remote work requires a proactive approach and the right set of tools. With Faronics solutions, businesses can confidently embrace the remote work model, knowing that their IT infrastructure and data are well-protected.

Want to learn more about the right security tools for your business? Reach out to our experts today!

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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