Why Your Business Requires Security

The States and Federal Identity Theft and Privacy Protection Laws now require businesses, agencies and organizations of all sizes to protect all personal information they store, and report to all their customers whenever a breach occurs. The financial ramifications after having a data breach can be very substantial to both present and future business. In some many cases a company never does recover from a breach and is forced to close down. Currently, the average cost on a company is $3.7M per incident.

Remote Network Access vs. Remote PC Access


Yes, there is a difference between Remote Network Access (RNA) and Remote PC Access (RPCA). RNA is designed for businesses that require their employees to security access the company’s entire network while taking advantage of the security that IT has incorporated. RPCA allows a remote user to use one computer to connected to another computer which in-turn may connect to the the company’s network. The security risk is how secure the network connecting computer and if the latest anti-virus software is up-to-date. RPCA can also be in violation to the privacy protection laws because it puts security in the hands of the employee and not the IT expert.

With RNA, IT has full control of the security and any connecting computer will have to go through the network’s protections like complex logon ID’s, anti-virus, anti-malware and other security software. RNA also saves money in that the connecting PC is not left running 24 hours waiting for a connection.

RPCA are good for the home and very small office, but if you are a business that needs to protect customer’s confidential files then give serious consideration to a RNA solution.

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