Work From Anywhere With WatchGuard Passport
It’s no surprise that companies worldwide quickly adapted to the social distancing and lockdowns implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic. While our workplaces were in many cases vacated, the pace at which we technically morphed to quickly migrate into work-from-anywhere was amazing. On this site, we documented the evolution as work was reinvented through securing the remote workforce, hardening employees’ home wi-fi, improving wi-fi performance and scalability, and the future of work from home.
The shift to remote work and ultimately the cloud was so dramatic that in the heat of the pandemic, Microsoft’s cloud saw “two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.”
“We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months. From remote teamwork and learning, to sales and customer service, to critical cloud infrastructure and security—we are working alongside customers every day to help them adapt and stay open for business in a world of remote everything.”
Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella
The phrase “remote everything” succinctly captures the transformation we went through. In fact, Gartner reports that 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their employees to work from home. The remote everything concept has been so powerful during the pandemic that Amazon hired 350,000 employees in four months as the lockdowns hit and consumers turned to remote shopping.
Realizing a remote-everything world also requires incredibly flexible remote IT security. Businesses need to be able to extend the security capabilities to users and devices, no matter where they may be. Employees, contractors, visitors, and their devices regularly enter and leave corporate networks as they perform their duties on- and off-premises. At the same time, a single infected endpoint or stolen password could open the floodgates for an attacker. WatchGuard’s Passport enables remote everything by providing a bundle of user-focused security services that travel with your users. Passport is a direct result of the Panda Security acquisition earlier this year combining EPP + EDR and Panda Adaptive Defense 360 with MFA and DNS level protection.
Passport is 100% Cloud managed, so there’s no software to maintain or hardware to deploy. Viewing reports, alerts, configuring services, deploying endpoint clients, and managing authentication tokens are all done in the Cloud. And, with integration with the leading 3rd party deployment tools, Passport can be up and running quickly and easily.
In a recent partner success story, Verus CEO Kevin Willette summed up the simplicity offered by WatchGuard Passport.
“We can do very granular work with WatchGuard’s solutions, but at the same time our clients can also make sense of it. WatchGuard brings it all into a nice presentable platform that’s relatively low-cost to manage.”
Kevin Willette, President/CEO Verus Corporation
With the increase in remote work also comes the increased threats of cyberattacks. WatchGuard Passport offers an easy-to-use cybersecurity solution to protect your team as they work from anywhere. Contact us today to learn how you can:
- 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