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    How can businesses provide a secure environment to employees working from anywhere?

    By BUFFERZONE Team, 19/04/2022

    The shift to remote working exposes organizations to new ransomware and other threats.
    BUFFERZONE provides a pro-active, seamless solution for a safe workspace from anywhere. 

    The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped working procedures and changed office life completely.

    As offices closed, organizations had to quickly adjust to a new reality in which workers were forced to work from out of the office most or part of the time.

    Two years later, working from home or anywhere else has become the new norm for many employees and employers. But the forced shift to remote working has also brought with it new security challenges. People working out of the office are facing a greater risk of being exposed to ransomware and other attacks without the protection of the organization’s security system.    

    Workers using unsecured home networks are much more vulnerable to exploits. They might be using unprotected Wi-Fi networks and computers, more likely to visit unsecured sites, and share their laptops with other family members.

    This is an ideal playing field for ransomware attackers who can use a remote workstation as an entry point to the organization’s network. This is supported by findings from a recent study published by CyberRisk Alliance Business Intelligence, which indicates that remote workers’ endpoints were the most common attack vector. The survey, conducted in January 2022, shows that 35 percent of the 300 participating IT and cybersecurity decision-makers and influencers reported that ransomware attacks exploited remote workers. 

    Remote workers are expected to actively work to mitigate the risks by adhering to their organizations’ security policies and by applying common sense (keeping their software up to date, refraining from opening untrusted emails, strengthening passwords, avoiding handing out personal information and so on).

    Companies, can’t however, rely solely on their workers’ good will, and need nto take preventative measures that can enable safe working and protect the organization’s network. 

    In order to help businesses better protect themselves, BUFFERZONE has launched the Safe Workspace Solution. BUFFERZONE uses a unique zero-trust virtual container for securing workers’ PCs, allowing them to work from anywhere safely.

    The BUFFERZONE agent is an advanced safe workspace solution for endpoint protection, including seamless protection using automatic containment for Safe Browsing, Safe Mail, Safe Messaging, and Safe Removables.

    Browsing sessions that access external, untrusted content such as unknown internet sites are kept in a virtual container, protecting trusted resources from any potential threats; email messages and attachments from untrusted sources are similarly contained.

    Instead of trying to detect and block, BUFFERZONE proactively isolates potentially risky content that arrives from browsers, from email, from communication apps like WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, Teams and Zoom, and from removable storage. These are isolated in a virtual container that keeps them separate from real memory, registry, files and network resources of the computer, and from accessed valuable organizational resources. BUFFERZONE SafeBridge enables downloads, attachments and files from removable devices to be disarmed for secure extraction from the container.

    BUFFERZONE is an ideal solution for IT teams and managed security service providers (MSSP), as it offers a simple, lightweight, and cost-effective solution for up to thousands of endpoints within and beyond the corporate network to enable working safely from anywhere.