As an HR professional you will be interested to know that the IT department is providing an infrastructure that supports the needs of the business and also looks after the workforce. You need to be confident that your company resources are not used in an inappropriate way such as accessing banned websites or misusing company time on personal networking, but you may want to relax the rules during lunch times or out of normal working hours. However, one rule does not fit all. Some websites might be a distraction for some but a critical source of knowledge for others. With the demand for flexible working you will want to make sure homeworking is possible in a controlled and secure way and that the infrastructure can support your business continuity plans should they ever be called into action. In the event of litigation, you want to know you have detailed records of all activity on the IT infrastructure.
Link-Connect SMART solutions can help with all these needs:
We can support secure remote access to the corporate world from any PC via our SSL VPN solution backed up with the extra security of two factor authentication
Our managed internet gateway can be configured by department or individual and by day and time to allow or block access to certain websites
Our Next Generation Firewall will inspect traffic as it enters, traverses or leaves the corporate network, watching out for accidental or malicious activity
We comprehensively log everything so you know which users did what with which applications, website or data