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Network Access Gone Rogue

Off-network security

So you’ve gone through all of the steps to control and secure your organization’s network. You’re using some of the best firewalls to keep intruders out. But what about your mobile workforce? What happens when they leave the office and are officially off-network? What can you do to mitigate the risks associated with this sort of scenario? After all, the mobile workforce is only going to increase, leaving your sensitive data vulnerable in public networks.

You’re probably saying “what about corporate VPN’s?”. Unfortunately, they tend to bypass their VPN’s to get to their work and other personal business. Traditional security measures also fall short. So what is the best way to counter rogue activity? DNS-layer security.

By the numbers:

45% are using their laptops outside of the office at least 50% of the time

20% are using their laptops outside of the office 100% of the time

51% visit social media sites

61% use online banking

52% watched videos

16% are required to log on to a VPN in order to access the internet, leaving 82% without logging in.

To learn more, click to download the latest Cisco infographic which highlights these points and provides you with more numbers!