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Mobile working? Protect your mobile employees!

Your company has probably already started down the road to mobile working, which means the number of employees doing so is growing. Employees want to be able to work from anywhere: in the office, on customer sites, in public spaces and from home. While this ensures flexibility, maintenance proves a security challenge. Most users and IT admins often don’t have an overview of what’s required to protect notebooks or even what options are available. Have a look at our blog and learn about the most critical problems and solutions.

 

 

 

Security? Will anti-virus do?

The challenges of protecting notebooks are sometimes overlooked as most people think that it’s enough to install a firewall and anti-virus software, or security measures get pushed back to a later date, putting notebook users at risk. Technology is becoming ever more complex and that includes the technology behind viruses, hacking methods and other threats. Attackers use the latest malware, making virus protection more complicated and hackers are finding new ways of gaining access to notebooks such as ransomware. Without taking the necessary steps, company, employee and partner data can end up in the public realm.

 

Nobody wants that to happen, which is why it’s essential to do something to prevent it immediately. The best way to do this is to protect your notebooks at hardware level. Here are some examples how:  

 

1. React to viruses

Having anti-virus software does not mean that your notebook is 100% protected—as recent viruses go undetected because the software is always lagging behind technological advances. A virus scanner adapts to viruses that are already known, but if malware or a virus infects your hardware because it wasn’t recognised, the resulting problems could be manifold with your Windows environment eventually being affected. If you can equip your hardware from the very beginning with the tools to prevent the spread of viruses, you can guarantee that your environment will continue to perform.

 

  1. 2. Don't give it to ransomware

If ransomware has found its way into your notebook BIOS, you can’t boot your device unless you enter a certain Bitcoin code or call a number to pay the ransom. You obviously don’t want to give in to cyber criminals so by installing a chip in the notebooks, you can ensure that you can boot your devices no matter what. While you receive a notification about the ransomware attack, users can carry on uninterrupted.

 

3. Isolate phishing sites

If an employee accidentally clicks on a link in a phishing e-mail, the entire browser can be affected. Even if the tab is quickly closed, it’s often too late as the virus has already spread to the others. If however, the tabs are isolated from each other, then so is the phishing site. There are already notebooks which have been designed with this in mind.

 

 

 

Choose quality

Choose a notebook that has all security options already installed in the hardware. If you purchase a premium product, you choose premium security solutions. In this way, you can optimally protect users and simplify the security process.   

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