SSL, VPN, MFA install in Austin

Problem: With Covid and the Pandemic, employers are face with a task to find more flexible ways for employee to work from home and or remotely. Employers with traditional digital phones or on-premises system also have to find a better way for employees to communicate.

Solution: Setup SSL VPN with MFA for employees that needs to access software at the office.

Business owners sought a secure solution for employees to work from home without risking exposure of sensitive materials to unauthorized users. We established SSL, VPN, and MFA for both office and remote users to ensure a secure working environment. For others, we migrated their traditional mapped network drive files to OneDrive and set up the necessary permissions. To enhance communication, we assisted customers in deploying Microsoft Teams for internal interactions and a hosted cloud PBX with texting capabilities for remote users.

What is SSL? SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is a networking protocol created to secure connections between web clients and servers across an insecure network like the internet. It was also utilized to authenticate and encrypt applications at the network transport layer. SSL played a crucial role in enabling secure transactions between consumers and businesses, laying the groundwork for e-commerce. Without SSL, data transmitted to and from websites could be intercepted by malicious actors.

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A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an encrypted connection from a device to a network over the Internet. This encryption ensures the safe transmission of sensitive data, preventing unauthorized eavesdropping on the traffic and enabling remote work. VPNs are commonly utilized in corporate settings to extend a company’s network via encrypted connections online. The encryption between the device and the network keeps the traffic confidential. Employees can securely access the corporate network from outside the office, and even smartphones and tablets are capable of VPN connections.

What is MFA? MFA, or Multi-factor Authentication, is a security process that requires users to provide multiple forms of identification before accessing a resource like an application, online account, or VPN. It’s a vital element of robust identity and access management (IAM) policies. Instead of merely requesting a username and password, MFA necessitates additional verification factors, significantly reducing the chances of a successful cyber-attack.