Remote Access and Mobility
Remote Access and Mobility are two words that are often used interchangeably today.
At Premium Business IT, we treat remote access and mobility as complimentary capabilities.
What is remote access?
Remote Access is a generic term used in IT for the ability to, for obvious reasons, remotely access your core systems via either a VPN (Secure tunnel across the internet) or a Secure Presentation Layer software.
Historically internet access has been limited by slow speeds and so the challenge has been how to provide access while retaining useable performance.
Which remote access technology is best?
The decision to use a mechanism like this is largely dependent on the applications that are being accessed. The reasons for this is that many of the systems that are accessed are not optimised for use on a mobile phone, but rather a PC/Mac, for example: Accounting Software, CAD Software etc.
There is no right or wrong answer to what solution is employed. In many instances our customers select both VPN and Presentation Layer access to ensure that all of their use cases are catered for. The important component is that the solution that is employed is secure and does not create a security vulnerability for your company.
What is the difference between remote access and mobility?
Mobility is generally the ability to access your information from a mobile device. The most common use cases are email, calendar, contacts etc. Other use cases are applications that you have on premise that are able to be accessed via an application employed on your mobile device.
Regardless of the use case, the mechanics are essentially, ensuring that data is securely transferred between your systems and your mobile device. We have extensive experience in this area.
Mobile Devices are subject to numerous vulnerabilities and frequent loss, therefore we highly recommend anyone wishing to employ a mobile path for Applications or data use a Mobile Device Management Platform, to ensure that devices that are lost or compromised, can easily be erased.
We at Premium Business IT have significant experience in Remote Access and Mobility Solutions, please contact us to discuss requirements.