In our increasingly mobile world, employees need a fast, secure, reliable way to connect to their company’s networks and applications – from anywhere in the world and from any type of device. In “the old days,” remote access technology required user licenses, which was costly. The technology also needed to be configured for every laptop and every user, which was complex.
Today’s virtual private network (VPN) technology provides an easier way to deliver remote mobile access securely from a private network over a public network – the Internet. With a URL, a username, and a password, employees around the world use VPNs to stay connected to your office and the information that they need.
As a leading IT company, WCT leverages its deep expertise across multiple disciplines to design and implement a range of best-of-breed VPN solutions – and provides secure remote access solutions for distributed organizations of all sizes.
Locking it Down
As a remote path into your network, VPNs can pose risk if not designed and implemented properly. WCTs’ IP Solutions Consultants are experts in the disciplines of security, mobility compliance, and remote access. That expertise, combined with our years of IT experience, positions WCT well for implementing a WCT solution that delivers secure connections and protects your users, your networks, and your information. With a wide variety of VPN products and types available – including SSL, site-to-site, remote, high availability, and bonded – WCT can design and implement the VPN solution that meets your remote access needs.
The ease-of-use and ease-of-management of today’s VPNs are tremendous benefits for users and IT alike. For businesses, VPN access translates directly to maintaining worker productivity. WCTs’ VPN solutions integrate seamlessly into your existing IT support to connect:
•offices over cloud services
•remote workers securely into your network systems
•cross-platform devices – including Mac, PC, and mobile devices such as smart phones and iPads
In today’s technology-driven business landscape, more and more organizations are using the flexibility of remote workers to reduce real estate costs and to expand their employee talent pool by removing geographic constraints. With the right set of tools, remote workers can function as effectively as workers sitting in the office.
Virtual Office allows remote workers to connect to their corporate infrastructure from their home or small offices, making then extended members of both the voice and data network. Virtual Office data connectivity allows for secure Virtual Private Networking (VPN), granting remote access to corporate data resources, such as e-mail, applications, databases and file stores. Using their own broadband internet access (cable or DSL), Remote workers have greater access to the resources they need, allowing them to be more productive.
Virtual Office voice connectivity provides remote workers with IP phone service, allowing them to receive calls as a member of hunt groups or queues and place local, long distance and four-digit extension calls. Virtual Office also provides access to our Phone Control Web portal for click-to-call corporate and personal directories, Web-based voice mail management and call handling options, such as forwarding, call screening and find-me/follow-me functionality, assuring workers are never out of reach. Virtual Office is seamlessly integrated into ManagedUC, an end–to–end solution that delivers fully managed voice services and on–demand applications.
Flexible Remote Office Solutions
There are two Virtual Office product packages available to enterprises:
The Home User bundle is ideal for individuals working from their home office a significant portion of the time. This includes regional or territorial sales representatives, remote executives or call center employees. This bundle includes a VPN client for PC connectivity and our IP phone service.
The Small Office bundle enables branch offices with multiple users to maintain VPN connectivity via a WCT Provided router, and provides each user with IP phone service. The router also serves to provide prioritization of voice and data traffic over general Internet traffic to enhance bandwidth performance, through Quality of Service (QoS) settings.
•Is ideal for single users, providing full voice and data connectivity to the corporate network
•Is ideal for small remote offices, providing full voice and data connectivity to the corporate network
•Provides secure, remote access to network resources, such as e-mail, applications, databases and file stores
•Extends all of the benefits of ManagedUC to remote employees