Despite all the precautions taken by companies to protect their employees’ online activity while at the office, one reality still remains — employees inevitably leave the protective confines of the corporate network.
Whether they go offsite at a customer location or just work from home, employees will access the Internet from outside the traditional enterprise perimeter. The disappearance of the security perimeter keeps security personnel up at night. And with 90% of all malware finding its way to the enterprise through the web browser, it is imperative that organizations adopt solutions that are able to work anywhere to effectively stop attacks before they can do any damage.
Some may say that better training will help when employees stray from the corporate network, but attackers just need to succeed once. No matter how well you train or educate your employees, anyone can fall victim to today’s highly sophisticated attacks and compromise the organization’s security. That is why our secure web browser, Passages, focuses on isolating the user from threats on the web — removing any potential for human error. In addition to being a more worry-free approach than relying on training, isolation is also more effective and in the end much cheaper than the always “one step behind” detection, analysis, and remediation approach.
The introduction of handheld phones that contain power equal to that of some desktop or laptop computers has created an environment that is impossible to contain within firewalls and perimeter defenses. Employees can access the Internet wherever they roam and security solutions must be able to keep up with that flexibility. Clicking on a bad link or compromised website should never be more than a tiny issue, not the start of a disastrous breach and chaotic fire drill. To learn more about how companies can take the worry out of protecting their employees’ online activities, check out the proven successes of Passages.