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Networking Unplugged

Perspectives on cloud networking and software-defined WANs

Posted January 07, 2014
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Times Have Changed: How to Embrace Worker Mobility and BYOD

Today, when employees leave the office, they tend to bring lots of sensitive company data with them. Unfortunately, this can leave IT pros grappling with all sorts of frustrating challenges.

According to a recent Spiceworks study, 75 percent of IT managers have seen a rise in remote workers, leading to increased security concerns related to mobile devices and cloud storage accounts such as Dropbox and Google Drive. Recently, our VP of Marketing, Todd Krautkremer wrote an article for The Huffington Post, which shared valuable tips for IT managers who want to put the clamps on potential security risks related to their mobile workforce.

We're proud to have Todd contribute to such a noteworthy online publication as the Huffington Post, especially since it provides such a great opportunity to connect with our IT audience.

Although Todd's article primarily focuses on meeting challenges related to holiday travel, the tips in it are good for any season. After all, whether workers are miles away on vacation or just down the street at the local Starbucks, IT pros need solutions for providing secure connectivity to company data and resources.

In addition to offering four simple tips to keep businesses and remote employees connected without compromising security, Todd outlined the value of cloud-based VPN. By deploying cloud networking solutions that let workers tap behind-the-firewall files and resources from anywhere and any device, businesses are able to keep vital company files safe at HQ. Besides offering enhanced security, cloud networks make it easy for workers to access files remotely. Not only does this allow mobile workers to stay productive while they're on the go, it makes them less likely to take files with them - or worse - upload them to personal Dropbox accounts.

Cloud networking solutions can make a huge difference for IT pros who are losing sleep over the new challenges associated with remote workers and BYOD. Check out Todd's article on The Huffington Post to read all of the ways you can button up your networking practices. Want to see cloud networking in action for yourself? Create a Pertino network for yourself in minutes, and see what all the fuss is about. 

Larry Stein

Larry Stein

Director, Marketing

This is Larry’s fifth startup over the past 15 years, during which he navigated two IPOs and two acquisitions. Before Pertino, Larry served tours of service with Ameritech and data communications training.

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