The coronavirus pandemic and introduction of two lockdown’s, means in many parts of the world businesses have had to force employees into unfamiliar territory— not just in remote work, but through full-time working from home. When one of your users leaves the safety of your perimeter you lose a significant amount of visibility and control over their security.This means that the security perimeter of most businesses has transformed and requires IT thought leaders to re-establish the ways they’re protecting their organisations and keeping their users secure. In this blog we will discuss, how to keep your workforce secure and remote security options from WatchGuard.
Resources to Enable Remote Work Security
One of the challenges of enabling a mobile workforce is that the chances of being the subject of cyber attacks can increase significantly. Without the benefit of your core network protections, a user on the go could become infected without your knowledge, and even introduce the infection to your broader environment when they reconnect with your network.
Persistent, Always-On protection that follows your user
WatchGuard Passport is a bundle of user-focused security services designed to provide endpoint detection and response, block phishing attempts, protect confidential information, and authenticate people anywhere in the world. As part of Passport, DNSWatchGO, AuthPoint MFA, and Panda AD360 deliver superior protection for the remote workforce.
WatchGuard AuthPoint Multi-Factor Authentication
Easy-to-use authentication straight from your mobile phone
Every day, cyber criminals use stolen credentials to access and infect systems or steal data. What’s most needed to reverse this trend is for authentication to require additional proof of identity beyond simple username and password, and to be widely deployed by all companies – no matter their size.
WatchGuard AuthPoint® is the right solution at the right time to address this security gap with multi-factor authentication (MFA) on an easy-to-use Cloud platform. With a simple push notification, the AuthPoint mobile app makes each login attempt visible, allowing the user to accept or block access right from their smartphone. WatchGuard’s unique approach adds the “mobile phone DNA” as an identifying factor to further ensure that only the correct individual is granted access to sensitive networks and Cloud applications.
DNS-level protection for users on the go – Keep your users safe from phishing, ransomware, and other attacks without requiring a VPN. As users travel outside the network, visibility into their Internet activity may be lost, creating a significant blind spot in security and leaving them vulnerable to phishing and malware attacks. With DNSWatchGO you gain consolidated visibility into protected devices, no matter their location. When off-network, a host client monitors and correlates outbound DNS requests against an aggregated list of malicious domains. Attempts to communicate with any of these domains will be blocked while the traffic is routed to DNSWatchGO Cloud for further investigation.
Advanced Endpoint Security
Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Detection & Response with Panda Adaptive Defense 360 WatchGuard’s endpoint security platform delivers maximum protection with minimal complexity to take the guesswork out of endpoint security.
Panda Adaptive Defense 360 is an innovative cybersecurity solution for computers, laptops and servers, delivered from the Cloud. It combines the widest range of protection (EPP) technologies with EDR capabilities, providing two services managed by Panda Security experts as a feature of the solution: Zero-Trust Application Service and Threat Hunting Service. Detect new and unknown malware with the Zero-Trust Application Service, an advanced form of machine learning
Stop ransomware before it spreads
Block attackers from using exploit techniques
Take the worry out of cleanup with automated threat remediation
Manage your endpoint security through one easy-to-use console
Free and Discounted Services to Help Companies Protect Their Mobile Workforce
To help companies protect their mobile workforce, WatchGuard is providing Free trials of AuthPoint, DNSWatchGO and Panda Adaptive Defense 360.
FREE 60-day DNSWatchGO Trial and protect up to 250 users
FREE 60-day AuthPoint Trial and protect up to 250 users
FREE 60-day Panda Adaptive Defense 360 Trial and protect up to 100 users
For us it’s business as usual and we’re here to support you with a versatile working from home solution. Request an evaluation for AuthPoint Multi-Factor Authentication, DNSWatchGO and Panda Adaptive Defense 360 through Nexus Fusion today.