The cultural shift toward remote work has been a major catalyst for change among companies across the globe. According to Upwork’s latest Future Workforce Report, a massive 73% of all businesses will have remote employees by 2028. Already, this trend is impacting how organizations approach IT and information security.
And, according to a recent Channel Futures article, the growing remote workforce is leading to more demand for security solutions that can guard an ever-expanding network perimeter. This presents a great deal of opportunity for the managed service providers (MSPs) that many companies trust to protect their valuable data. Here’s a brief excerpt from the story highlighting thoughts from Himanshu Verma, director of product management at WatchGuard, about the topic:
“This shift has amplified the number of variables in the breadth of IT infrastructure that need to be secured and will continue to introduce new complexities around data control and security as cloud services make connectivity easier for the global mobile workforce,” says Verma. “Hackers are shifting their attention toward the mobile user in the same way predators target prey that’s strayed from the herd.”
Luckily for employers with remote workforces, managed security service providers (MSSPs) are ready to ride to the rescue. Verma says they’re looking beyond the network perimeter, consolidating offerings and moving toward service packages that prioritize layered defense technologies like multifactor authentication (MFA), Wi-Fi security and endpoint protection over specific products. By structuring security services so that they shadow users no matter where they’re plugged in, they’re effectively giving employers much broader coverage.”
To find out more about how MSPs will secure their customers beyond the network perimeter read the full story at Channel Futures. For more insight into the security channel, check out the keys to managed security services success in 2019 here on Secplicity.