CDW Canada's secure remote access solutions deliver anywhere, anytime access to critical information while still keeping your network and data safe.

Secure Remote Access Solutions

    What is Secure Remote Access?

    • In today's "do more with less" environment, employees are increasingly taking on additional responsibilities. They often need access to information while logging in from home or other locations. Doing so makes it possible for them to complete crucial tasks while maintaining their work-life balance. The number of teleworkers is on the rise because of the cost savings in office space and the ability to retain top talent regardless of location.

      Secure remote access allows authorized users to interact with information on your network from outside the gateway. However, in providing this access, organizations open themselves up to multiple vulnerabilities. Remote access security solutions and industry-leading remote desktop software can proactively manage these risks and keep your business productive, flexible and protected.
    • How Will Secure Remote Access Solutions Benefit My Business?
      Enabling secure remote access at your organization can deliver big benefits such as:
      • Increased productivity - users can access files outside of the office
      • Reduced risk - you determine authorized users and their access level
      • Reduced overhead expenses – reduces office space requirements and energy costs
      • Improved work-life balance – flexible work scheduling
    • How Can I Help My Business Embrace Secure Remote Access Solutions?
      When evaluating a secure remote access solution, it's important to:
      • Ensure that your remote access design matches your security policy
      • Protect the network from theft and leakage of sensitive data
      • Assess traffic demands to ensure adequate support the needs of remote workers
    • What Comprises a Secure Remote Access Solution?

      When it comes to remote access security, there are several options to consider:
    • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
      VPN provides users with secure remote access to their networks. Two types of VPN exist. The first creates a private and encrypted tunnel via Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) over public IP lines. The second, secure sockets layer (SSL) uses a web browser to create a prototype tunnel, eliminating the need to download specialized software onto the client device.
    • Network Access Control (NAC)
      NACs review and verify all users and systems attempting to access the network to ensure compliance with security policies. If the user’s device is not compliant, the system will attempt to remediate the device in order to grant access to the network areas defined for that user.
    • User Authentication / Key Fob
      A key fob is a token device that enforces two-factor authentication for remote users. To access the network, a user enters a password and a code provided by the token. The code refreshes on a short time interval to maintain high security. Once authenticated, applications and data are virtualized to the client. The virtual session provides increased security, saves no data to the client system and removes any trace of the session at the end device.
    • Getting Started with Secure Remote Access

      Your CDW Canada Account Manager and specialists are ready to assist you with every phase of choosing and leveraging the right solution for your IT environment. Our approach includes:
      • An initial discovery session to understand your goals, requirements and budget
      • An assessment review of your existing environment and definition of project requirements
      • Detailed vendor evaluations, recommendations, future design and proof of concept
      • Procurement, configuration and deployment of the final solution
      • Ongoing product lifecycle support


  • To learn more, contact your account manager or call 800.972.3922.
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