Are You Using the Right Cloud-Based Remote Workspace?

2020 has been the year remote work has skyrocketed. Obviously, this dramatic increase is largely due to the pandemic, but truthfully it’s been on the edge of this boom for a while. Covid just pushed it over the edge. More people are working remotely than ever before, and security needs to be top of mind for all businesses.

The truth is that a remote workforce opens up many security holes in your company’s network as employees use personal devices and less than secure wireless networks. At briteCITY, we partner with AppRiver to provide a secure cloud-based remote workspace for our clients called Secure Cloud. According to Microsoft, 94% of businesses report security benefits after moving to the cloud.

Not only does remote work present unique security problems, it can also become difficult for employees to maintain productivity. A proper cloud-based solution should take security and productivity into consideration when choosing the right provider.

Secure cloud provides

With the right tools like Secure Cloud in place, your business will be ready for growth. An onsite server could be limited by the specifications of the hardware. Using a cloud solution, you can expand and contract as your business needs dictate. The Secure Cloud service offers businesses best-in-class Productivity, Security, and Compliance.

Productivity

Included with Secure Cloud is the most popular business productivity suite, Microsoft 365. This includes Exchange Mailbox, OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer, Teams, Stream, and more. When AppRiver works together with briteCITY to manage your Microsoft 365, it can provide unique insight into obscure vulnerabilities in your environment.

Microsoft 365 allows you to use several different productivity products that all worth together seamlessly. You can collaborate on a Word file through Teams and easily flip over to a video call or a screen share. When everyone is working remotely, collaboration becomes extremely difficult. Using Microsoft 365 can make it seem like you are still working right next to each other.

Security

Without being able to control the environment and hardware your employees are using, security needs to be a significant part of your cloud-based solution. AppRiver offers one integrated platform for best-in-class email security, threat protection, and real-time threat analysis. Guard against phishing, zero-hour malware, ransomware, business email compromise (BEC), and more, all automatically, with filters that adapt and learn. Plus, anticipate new threats with the help of AppRiver’s 24/7 Threat Analyst Team.

Compliance

These days privacy and compliance are now requirements for most businesses, and many don’t know how to keep track of it all. AppRiver Secure Cloud offers information archiving, email security, hosting, eDiscovery, and out-of-the-box templates to help you stay ahead of regulation, comply automatically, and respond quickly to surprise audits and litigation. With everything in one bucket, so to say, tracking compliance becomes much easier. When you are using various products and services piecemealed together, it can lead to a compliance nightmare.

As you consider the various cloud solutions for your remote workforce, make sure your service is able to meet your productivity, security and compliance requirements. Failure to do so may spell disaster for your company.



Author: Chad Gniffke
Chad is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. As an Expert in IT Services with strong business development professional skills Chad has helped briteCITY become one of the top IT Services providers in Orange County.