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How to Work Remotely While Keeping Users Secure and Productive – VPN Client

As the Coronavirus spreads in the United States, more companies are allowing their employees to work from home. Telecommuting is rapidly gaining traction in the global workforce and employers are increasingly considering it as a viable option. While companies save on physical accommodations and employees on gas and commute time, there is one inherent downside — the threat of a cyber breach from an insecure connection. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is essential for secure telecommuting, however, not all VPNs are created equal.

Here's a few tips to help you select the right VPN for your company:

  • Make it easy for users to get started.
  • Enable security products that offer a Self-Service Portal

  • Make sure users can access what they need
  • Check that you've got your chosen remote access solution working reliably

  • Make sure there's somewhere to report security issues.
  • Check that automatic updating is working & educate users on their security software

These VPNs have stood out for their reliability and trustworthiness:

SonicWall – VPN Clients

SonicWall VPN Clients offer a flexible easy-to-use, easy-to-manage Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution that provides distributed and mobile users with secure, reliable remote access to corporate assets via broadband, wireless and dial-up connections. For remote client-to-host secure access, SonicWall offers both SSL VPN and IPSec VPN connectivity options. For SSL VPN, SonicWall NetExtender provides thin client connectivity and clientless Web-based remote access for Windows, Windows Mobile, Mac and Linux-based systems. For IPSec VPN, SonicWall Global VPN Client enables the client system to download the VPN client for a more traditional client-based VPN experience.

WatchGuard – VPN solution:

Mobile VPN:

WatchGuard Mobile VPN gives your traveling employees and telecommuters a secure connection to your corporate network. This cost-effective solution allows you to use a standard Internet connection. Three types of Mobile VPN are available: IPSec, SSL, and PPTP.

Fortinet – FortiClient:

FortiClient is more than advanced endpoint protection. As an integrated agent, FortiClient contains three key modules: Fabric Agent for security Fabric connectivity, the endpoint security modules, and the secure remote access modules. Fabric Agent shares endpoint telemetry with the Security Fabric and delivers broad endpoint visibility, compliance control, and vulnerability management. It provides advanced endpoint protection with pattern-based anti-malware, behavior-based exploit protection, web-filtering, and an application firewall. FortiClient natively integrates with FortiSandbox to detect zero-day threats and custom malware. FortiClient also provides secure remote access with built-in VPN, single-sign-on, and two-factor authentication for added security.

Zyxel ZyWALL – SSL VPN Client

Zyxel VPN Clients offer a flexibly easy-to-use, easy-to-manage Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution that provides mobile and distributed users with secure, speed and reliable remote access back to corporate resources. Zyxel offers both SSL VPN and IPSec VPN connectivity options for remote client-to-site access. For SSL VPN, Zyxel SecuExtender provides auto-client connectivity for Windows and easy client connectivity for Mac systems. For IPSec VPN, Zyxel IPSec VPN client enables fast 3-step connection wizard that highly improve the user experience and let VPN connection is no longer a daunting task.

Zyxel VPN Client works with Zyxel security appliances using powerful deep packet inspection technology to scan VPN traffic for malicious threats, worms, Trojans and spyware from remote company employees.

NCP Remote Access VPN Client Suite

Unique, centrally managed VPN Client Suite for Windows, Android, Mac OS/OS X, Linux and Windows CE/Mobile, compatible with all common gateways. Enterprise IT departments are tasked with managing several hundreds or thousands of users and must have full control over all end devices in a remote access environment at all times. To address this requirement a remote access infrastructure that supports centrally managed VPN clients, enables users to easily operate them and provides secure end-to-site communication is a must. The NCP Secure Enterprise Clients specifically address these requirements and are perfectly suited for large remote access VPN projects.