Forcepoint Introduces New Technology to Secure Connections for Roaming Workers

IT teams may be able to secure their wired and wireless on-premises networks, although it is much harder to secure users’ connections to the Internet when they are outside the corporate network and connect to the Internet via wireless hotspots.

Organizations with a high percentage of remote or mobile workers often struggle to secure employees’ devices and provide secure, reliable access to data via third-party networks and public Wi-Fi hotspots.

A highly mobile workforce is now becoming the norm with more workers now accessing networks remotely, and that calls for technological solutions to ensure devices and data remain secure.  Unfortunately, while many cloud-based security solutions can be deployed to reduce risk, many do not give IT security teams visibility in the actions taken by remote workers. Many solutions also mask the users’ true locations, which means it is not possible to access localized content and neither enforce geofencing controls.

Forcepoint has now developed a solution that helps organizations improve security for a mobile workforce and ensure visibility into what users are doing while roaming. The TRITON AP-WEB cloud web security service now incorporates Direct Connect Endpoint technology which allows organizations to enforce usage policies, improve connectivity, and protect roaming users no matter where they are located.

The solution ensures a secure connection for workers accessing the Internet in coffee shops, hotels, client offices, or via public hotspots. Accurate geolocation helps users gain access to localized content and ensures geofencing controls work correctly.

Remote workers get more reliable and secure connectivity even when networks attempt to force traffic through their own security proxy, IT teams have visibility into the websites that their workers are visiting, even when they are not connected to the corporate network and the solution also avoids routing traffic through a cloud proxy, thus eliminating reliance on bypasses for applications and websites.

The Direct Connect Endpoint technology was made available for TRITON AP-WEB Cloud on August 1, 2016.

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.