Road Warriors — Ready for Travel

Summer Vacation Just Around the Corner?

Families are getting ready for summer vacations. For the on-the-go worker, today’s technology presents many options to work outside of the office. Let’s take a look at a couple of options: hosted phone solutions, laptops that connect back to the office via VPN

VPN (Virtual Private Network) 

What is a VPN?  It’s a secure connection acting as a tunnel between the road warrior and your office.

If you are not using a VPN when on-the-go and connecting to your wireless hotspot, your information could potentially be exposed. Thus, creating an environment rich for hackers and criminals.

VPNs provide secure remote access for the road warrior from your offsite location back to the office computer network. 

The VPN can be either hardware or software-based.

  • Hardware-based VPN solutions offer the ability to move the computational duties from the CPU to hardware. The hardware add-on product handles computationally intensive VPN tasks. These solutions work well but require the purchase of additional hardware, which adds complexity to the network.
  • Software-based VPNs are easy to build and implement. PCS offers quick, easy-to-install software VPN solutions. These options do not require an investment in additional hardware and are extremely valuable for smaller firms because they are easier to set up and maintain for businesses without a dedicated IT staff.

Both hardware and software VPNs offer real value and help protect sensitive company data. It’s easy to see the value of these solutions. Simply, consider the costs involved in just one security breach. Exposed sensitive information can result in a damaged public image, a loss of customer confidence, and huge financial costs. Hackers and computer criminals have become much more sophisticated and actively seek out targets. The easiest way to prevent attackers from sniffing your corporate data is to implement a VPN and make your road travels more secure.

Hosted VoIP Systems

Phone system where your phones connect through your Internet connection to a provider that maintains the equipment at an off-site ‘cloud’ data center.

Features included:

  • Call control
  • Collaboration
  • Mobility
  • Call management
  • Voicemail
  • Messaging
  • Contacts
  • Web-based management
  • Call training
  • Integrations
  • Contact center
  • Analytics

Any size business that wants to conserve IT dollars; or a small business or start-up that does not have in-house IT resources can benefit from Hosted VoIP.

PCS can help with VPN and VoIP

Still not sure where to start? What’s right for your growing business? Give PCS a call today and let us help you with an assessment for your unique business needs. (256) 513-8206

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