Teleworking is here to stay.

Today we give you some data on the incidence and importance of teleworking in these months that highlight the need for a robust technological infrastructure adapted to this new scenario we are experiencing.

Almost 30% of organisations expect that more than half of their employees will continue to telework in the future and, therefore, everything indicates that, after the pandemic, remote work will be consolidated, according to a recent Fortinet report.

That is why from Xatélite we work daily so that our customers can adapt as quickly and effectively to this new situation.

Today we share with you an article published in where they also give us some keys to improve the security of remote connectivity as multi-factor authentication or the implementation of rsoftware-defined WAN networks.

More than 90% of companies will increase investment to secure remote working

As the perimeter of organisations expands, more than 90% plan to increase their investments in securing remote working in the next two years.

There is a strong trend towards consolidation of remote working as a model, because after the pandemic, it will remain. This is one of the conclusions of a Fortinet report on cybersecurity at work that collects responses from IT professionals across all sectors in 17 countries, among them Spain.

This is a major change, not without its challenges. With the spread of the pandemic, many organisations were forced to implement teleworking almost overnight. The telework environment, the increased reliance on the use of personal devices and the general influx of workers outside the corporate network presented an unprecedented opportunity for cybercriminals. In fact, 60% of companies reported an increase in security breaches during their transition to telework, while 34% confirmed that they had experienced breaches of their networks.

At the time of this report (June 2020), companies had already invested in key technologies due to the pandemic. Almost half of organisations invested more in VPN and cloud security, while almost 40% invested more in skilled IT professionals or network access control (NAC).

Notwithstanding the challenge remains, and, with the prospect of this trend becoming more entrenched, businesses need to improve their strategies to account for the expansion of the network perimeter in the home, and plan to do so, according to the report. As such, more than 90% of the organisations surveyed expect to invest more in securing telework in the long term, with almost 60% of companies believing they will spend more than $250,000 over the next two years.

In the future, most of them also intend to make unplanned upgrades to their systems to secure telework.