Strengthen your online security whilst working from home
Free up your home bandwidth
20% increase in home users being targeted by an advance cybersecurity threat (Provided by Avast)
SD-WAN home is the same as SD-WAN Office, designed to support organisations and their home workers by maintaining company network security while maximising the performance and availability of business-critical applications.
The solution utilises Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology, with home workers connected to the company WAN via a secure overlay network. Company security policies are automatically applied at the home edge, ensuring all data security and compliance requirements are fulfilled and reducing the burden on IT resource. At the same time, sophisticated recognition techniques allow predetermined applications to be routed through the company security hub, while SaaS applications are routed directly to the internet. As a result, business-critical applications are automatically prioritised over the streaming and gaming apps that often monopolise home networks’ bandwidth.
SD-WAN home is a solution that sits across all bandwidth connections from standard Broadband to high speed fibre, allowing home workers and IT departments to continue using the tools they are accustomed to, with an enhanced level of security, full bandwidth priority, optimal efficiency and the resilience needed for long-term growth.
Mark Jourdain, Managing Director of Solution Consultants explains,
“There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally transformed the way we work. However, now that we have largely adapted to a distributed workforce, it’s time to ensure this working model will prove sustainable in the long term. This means staff must always be able to depend on the applications they need to do their jobs, regardless of where they are working from.
As we supported organisations in both the public and private sectors in their transitions to a distributed workforce, we found that the move to home working has resulted in a number of specific challenges. The challenge presented by security is clear, as even if staff were able to connect to the company network, there was no guarantee that the rest of their household would be following best practice when it comes to cyber security, especially for anyone who needs to handle company or personally sensitive data on a regular basis. Bandwidth was another, especially for those of us with families who’re very much addicted to their games and streaming apps! SD-WAN home is designed to make life easier for everyone, ensuring that these challenges could be met without compromising anyone’s experience of the new distributed workforce.”