A Buyer’s Guide to Optimizing Remote Employees’ Extended Network

The shelter-in-place mandates put in place earlier in 2020 sent most employees home, and for the next few months they strived to stay connected and productive, while IT teams scrambled to provide infrastructures to support them. Now many organizations have realized there are benefits to having a distributed workforce, and thus are focused on tackling some of the network-related challenges that have compromised employee experience.

As a result, IT teams are searching for ways to optimize the remote employee’s extended network, and many are considering implementing:
• Zero Trust security with conditional access
• SD-WAN solutions to improve connectivity and performance
• Modern management, endpoint security, and VDI technologies for improved usability and more-effective support