Secure Remote Access
Many small and medium businesses will have struggled with teh difficulty of remotely accessing critical information assets in the process of growing. Ad hoc remote desktop, free remote access utilities, slow broadband forms a toxic mix that frustrates successful business operations, or worse paves the way for security breaches.
Transporting & Securing Data
We all know the scenario - a key manager's laptop disappears in the back of a taxi, and after the event nobody is really sure what was on there - the new marketing plan - suppose it was in the hands of a competitor ? Can the data be recovered for your use, and is it encrypted to deny it to others ?
Small Business Server
The Windows server environment provides a framework in which security and usability co-exist. User credential management (individuals, groups), and file/folder level access rights make it simple to set up a system that works. The Active Directory environment also makes it easy to align anti-virus and web filtering capabilities with users.
On the tabs below you can see more about the File Sharing, Email, and Remote Access capabilities of Small Business Servers.
It really is as easy as typing remote.yourcompany.co.uk into a browser ? this sets up a secure https connection allowing you to browse your shared files, connect to active computers, print documents in the office from far away and post updates to the internal website.
Virtualising the desktop has the potential to cut costs, allow access to software that is too costly to license to every user, and facilitate remote operation of business.
Setting up a group of folders that contain your business information is a great start ? like the filing systems of yesterday, making a place for everything, and having everything in its place is basic for organisation.
Every user has a username and password, and can be allowed or denied access, made part of a group for ease of administration, and even given time controls limiting when they can log in.
The shared folders are easily accessible on your network, from any Windows or Mac PC, and can be set up with shortcuts for one click access.
These shared folders are then made accessible to selected users remotely and securely, using nothing more than a web browser.
Exchange brings email together for business. The mail is delivered immediately, stored centrally and on your devices, synchronised across all platforms, and backed up.
Calendars and Tasks can be shared, and address books made available.
So if you are frustrated with several email accounts, if you don?t get your sent items on all devices, if you are concerned about the legal implications of email archiving, you need to check staff email for information leaks or inappropriate communications, or just want to be sure you have an accessible record of what your company communications look like, this is for you.