Remote or Hybrid work has become the new norm for many businesses. While this shift has brought numerous benefits, it has also created new security challenges, particularly when securing endpoints that are working remotely. This page will explore the pressing issue of securing remote endpoints and how IGEL technology can solve this challenge.
The rapid increase in remote work has led to a surge in cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Remote endpoints, such as laptops and desktops, are often more susceptible to security breaches due to the lack of robust security measures. This poses a significant risk to businesses, as sensitive data and confidential information can be compromised, leading to financial losses and reputational damage.
According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute:
- Data breach costs UP – in 2022, they averaged USD 4.35 million, representing a 3% increase over 2021 and a record high for the 17 years that the Cost of a Data Breach Report has been published.
- Organizations don’t contain breaches fast enough. It takes 277 days on average to identify and contain a breach. Meanwhile, cyberattacks are much faster. Ransomware had a 94% reduction in time to deploy in just two years.
- Healthcare gets hit hard - The cost of a breach in the healthcare industry has gone up 42% since 2020. For the 12th year in a row, healthcare had the highest average data breach cost of any industry.
- Nearly half of all data breaches happen in the cloud - While 45% of breaches occurred in the cloud, organizations with a hybrid cloud model had lower average data breach costs—USD 3.80 million—compared to organizations with a public or private cloud model.
breakdown here https://www.ibm.com/reports/data-breach-action-guide
As sellers, it is essential to understand the impact of this problem on your customer's business and the opportunities it presents. By offering a holistic approach to securing remote endpoints through IGEL's solution, you can position yourself as a trusted advisor to your customers. This strengthens your relationship with existing clients and opens doors to new business opportunities. Additionally, addressing this problem proactively can help mitigate potential financial losses, reputational damage, and legal consequences resulting from data breaches.
Also, Remote work is not going anywhere:
27% of U.S. employees now work remotely as of 2023. Additionally, 16% of companies are fully remote. These numbers will likely increase, as 59% of workers report being more likely to choose an employer that allows remote work rather than one that doesn’t. Remote work is now more common than ever, even after the COVID-19 pandemic has faded away. As of 2023, 27% of U.S. employees now work remotely, which is four times the number who worked remotely before. By 2025, there could be as many as 36.2 million Americans working remotely.
Through various features and solutions, IGEL can help secure remote workers and their endpoints. Here is a breakdown of how IGEL can assist:
- Endpoint Security: IGEL offers a read-only, modular approach with a small attack surface, preventing cybercriminals from exploiting vulnerabilities at the network's edge. IGEL provides robust endpoint security features, including secure boot, Chain of Trust, and multi-factor authentication. These measures ensure that only authorized users can access the endpoints and protect against data breaches and unauthorized access.
- Endpoint Management: IGEL offers comprehensive endpoint management solutions, allowing IT administrators to manage and control remote endpoints centrally. This includes patch management, software updates, and configuration management, ensuring that endpoints are up-to-date and secure.
- Enhanced User Experience: IGEL OS provides a fantastic user experience with access to all the necessary applications. This ensures remote workers can perform their tasks efficiently while maintaining security standards.
Overall, IGEL's solutions provide comprehensive security measures, simplified management, and a seamless user experience, making it an ideal choice for organizations looking to secure their remote workers and endpoints effectively.
“We aid Remote Workers in accessing their workspace securely and smoothly, without the complications of software installations or the risk of data breaches.”
“Today's remote workforce needs flexibility and security without compromising on productivity. Yet, ensuring endpoint security and simple access to work resources is often challenging. IGEL OS bridges this gap with its endpoint management platform. It offers an unparalleled user experience, robust security, and seamless integration with any VDI, SaaS or DaaS solutions.”
- How would improved endpoint security impact your business operations and customer trust?
- How are you currently addressing the security challenges associated with remote endpoints?
- Have you experienced any cybersecurity incidents or data breaches related to remote work?
- What measures do you have in place to ensure the protection of sensitive data and systems for your remote workforce?
- How do you ensure seamless productivity for your remote employees while maintaining a high level of security?
- Are you aware of the potential risks and vulnerabilities associated with remote endpoints, and how are you mitigating them?
Subject: Enhance Remote Worker Security with Lenovo & IGEL
I hope this email finds you well. My name is [Your Name], and I represent Lenovo, a proud partner of IGEL. I wanted to reach out to discuss how IGEL's endpoint solutions can significantly enhance the security of your remote workforce.
In today's digital landscape, protecting remote workers is paramount. With IGEL, you can have peace of mind knowing that your endpoints are equipped with advanced security features and robust management capabilities.
Here's how IGEL can help:
- Endpoint Security: IGEL OS, the next-generation endpoint operating system, is purpose-built to minimize security risks. Its read-only, modular design and small attack surface prevent cybercriminals from exploiting vulnerabilities at the network's edge.
- Endpoint Management: IGEL's management solutions allow you to efficiently control and manage your remote endpoints from a centralized console. You can easily deploy patches, updates, and configurations, ensuring all endpoints are up-to-date and secure.
- Enhanced User Experience: IGEL OS provides a seamless and user-friendly experience for your remote workers. They can access all the necessary applications and data they need to perform their tasks efficiently without compromising security.
I would love to discuss your specific requirements and demonstrate how Lenovo and IGEL can effectively address your remote worker security needs. Please let me know a convenient time for a call or virtual meeting, and I will be more than happy to accommodate your schedule.