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" } }, { "id" : "19217727046a64318e8fa06915", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "dead1196a6564837e459d38f31", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Default - 16px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Default", "theme" : "Dark Text" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "563784a218244139a782561fa0", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Default", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p>The past two years have seen unprecedented growth in the number of employees working from home. Before the pandemic, Americans spent 5% of their working time at home. By spring 2020,&nbsp;<a data-link-label=\"https://www.economist.com/special-report/2021/04/08/the-rise-of-working-from-home\" data-link-type=\"external\" target=\"_self\" href=\"https://www.economist.com/special-report/2021/04/08/the-rise-of-working-from-home\">more than 60% the US workforce was working from home</a>. CIOs and chief information security officers (CISOs) were thrust into a fire drill to keep their businesses running by enabling more employees to work from home. Employees now report an increase in happiness due to working more hours from home. As businesses bring employees back to the office, expectations about where work happens have changed forever. Many organizations have opted to permanently move to home-based workforces for at least part of their labor force and, consequently, they must be able to support a hybrid work environment for the foreseeable future.</p><p><br></p><p>With millions of employees now working from home most of the time, security leaders must protect the data, systems, and devices that sit outside the traditional enterprise network perimeter. The home office has thus become the new edge of the enterprise network. Still, many organizations continue to treat home offices like generic remote access locations - such as cafés or airports - and do not apply layered network controls that are typical in branch offices. Instead, in their rush to enable remote workers, many CISOs implemented more endpoint security controls, VPNs, and multi-factor authentication. While these approaches have generally enabled employees to stay productive, most home offices still lack critical network security controls – such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, antivirus protection, web and application filtering, and ransomware/phishing prevention - that enterprises typically mandate in their corporate offices. Neglecting these critical security controls leaves companies reliant employees to manage (or, more frequently, not manage) the security of their home network and creates significantly increased risk of network and computer security compromises.</p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "de1556bcc9a0fd496a8646ee9f", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "e908c4e56e7babfd1a0947b461", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.photoTile", "data" : { "image" : { "path" : "/images/Articles/securing-new-home-office-edge/securing-new-home-office-infographic.png", "focal_point" : { "x" : 0.5, "y" : 0.5 }, "meta_data" : { "height" : 534, "width" : 2060 } }, "photoAlign" : "Center", "alt" : "An image showing internet attack percentages." } }, { "id" : "e4c24ef0e428b07f38ba18fd80", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "eeb810d0d1ca15663fdaf04821", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Default", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p>Not surprisingly, bad actors have taken advantage of these weakened remote security controls. Ransomware attacks&nbsp;<a data-link-label=\"https://venturebeat.com/2022/02/17/ransomware-attacks-surged-2x-in-2021-sonicwall-reports/\" data-link-type=\"external\" target=\"_self\" href=\"https://venturebeat.com/2022/02/17/ransomware-attacks-surged-2x-in-2021-sonicwall-reports/\">jumped 150%</a>&nbsp;in 2021. The&nbsp;<a data-link-label=\"https://venturebeat.com/2022/02/17/ransomware-attacks-surged-2x-in-2021-sonicwall-reports/\" data-link-type=\"external\" target=\"_self\" href=\"https://venturebeat.com/2022/02/17/ransomware-attacks-surged-2x-in-2021-sonicwall-reports/\">average ransom demand grew 36% to $6.1 million</a>. 83% of organizations said they experienced&nbsp;<a data-link-label=\"https://www.proofpoint.com/us/resources/threat-reports/state-of-phish\" data-link-type=\"external\" target=\"_self\" href=\"https://www.proofpoint.com/us/resources/threat-reports/state-of-phish\">e-mail phishing attacks in 2021</a>, compared with 57% in 2020.</p><p><br></p><p>So, what should CISOs do to improve home office edge security and better manage the risks associated with employees working from home?</p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "d04d33f48fcba45fd54137dd29", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "6b927dcec65a3342569c49ea21", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "heading" : "<h2>Here are five best practices for securing the home office edge:</h2>", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Heading 4", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<ol><li><strong>Extend the network perimeter to the home:</strong>&nbsp;Organizations need to think of the home office as an extension of their enterprise network and secure as if it was a branch office. Relying on endpoint VPN encryption and endpoint protection alone is not enough. Extending the enterprise network to homes requires managing the home router and firewall to lock down the network and protect against threats and vulnerabilities.</li><li><strong>Centralize visibility and control:</strong>&nbsp;Enterprises must manage millions or even trillions of device security events and alerts each month. While visibility and security management tools within the enterprise perimeter are well developed, the home router requirements are typically not included in enterprise security standards. If you wanted to hack into a big company’s network, the easiest way to do it is to compromise the device of an employee or contractor working from home. Having the network visibility and ability to update, patch, and rotate the credentials and keys of a home router enables security leaders to greatly reduce the risk of compromise.</li><li><strong>Align the home office with enterprise network security standards:</strong>&nbsp;CISOs and enterprise security teams go to great lengths to define clear security policies and standards for physical security, identity and access management, incident management, endpoint security, OT cybersecurity, etc. These policies often align with cybersecurity standards. CISOs must mitigate the risks of the home office by adopting home office network security standards that align with the company’s overall network security standards.</li><li><strong>Make it simple for employees:&nbsp;</strong>For employees to embrace the idea of a company-managed home router, it must be easy to install and manage. Additionally, the router needs to protect work-related traffic and provide privacy for non-work-related traffic. This can be addressed by leveraging a network platform that segments the home and work network traffic. Additionally, by using a more advanced network firewall in the home, employees should not be required to constantly re-login to systems.</li><li><strong>Strive for global consistency:</strong>&nbsp;Managing risk requires the consistent application of security processes and procedures, whether that organization has five or 50,000 employees.</li></ol>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "4b7e67b151dcba34e7eb2aac78", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "d2cf1ce6b3531832cba9287633", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.photoTile", "data" : { "image" : { "path" : "/images/Articles/securing-new-home-office-edge/securing-new-home-office-homewrk.png", "focal_point" : { "x" : 0.5, "y" : 0.5 }, "meta_data" : { "height" : 630, "width" : 2060 } }, "photoAlign" : "Center", "alt" : "An image showing Linksys HomeWRK Secured by Fortinet." } }, { "id" : "0268ed0ca058f37ca02b9e97fb", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "c0d6ecda3f095762fb15627358", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "heading" : "<h2>Introducing Linksys HomeWRK | Secured by Fortinet</h2>", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Heading 4", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p>Linksys and Fortinet have joined forces to offer Linksys HomeWRK for Business, a home office networking solution that provides businesses of all sizes with a secure and scalable networking solution to reduce the risk of employees working from home. By embedding Fortinet Security within the Linksys Mesh Router, the joint solution provides enterprise-class security, controls, and visibility. Linksys has also developed one-touch provisioning and remote administration capabilities that simplify implementation and deployment without compromising security.</p><p><br></p><p>Linksys HomeWRK leverages Fortinet Security to provide a high-performance firewall, virtual private network (VPN) functionality, intrusion prevention system (IPS), application control, URL filtering, antivirus, antispam and visibility.</p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "5d381e2aecb0c2e3b86fdf183a", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "31bc233ae2d901c0372e7fee05", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "heading" : "<h2>Security &amp; Visibility</h2>", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Heading 4", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p><strong>Network Segmentation:</strong>&nbsp;Support for network segmentation using multiple SSIDs on the same router to separate corporate and personal network traffic. Segmenting the traffic enables a higher level of protection for accessing corporate systems from the home.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Antivirus:</strong>&nbsp;Automated protection against polymorphing attack components, viruses, spyware, and other content-level threats.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Web and Application Filtering:</strong>&nbsp;AI-powered analytics and filtering to block web, application, video content, phishing, and ransomware for comprehensive protection and regulatory compliance.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>IPS:</strong>&nbsp;Detection and blocking of network-level threats and network intrusions using Fortinet’s FortiGuard IPS Library with thousands of signatures and context-aware policies for full control of attack detection.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>IPsec VPN:</strong>&nbsp;Support for IPsec virtual private networking to encrypt traffic between the router and the corporate network, ensuring the confidentiality of communications.</p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "45dedc5da3bbbdf0a52d582dfc", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { } }, { "id" : "1054c87171fce85c4dfd87a412", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "heading" : "<h2>Manageability &amp; Productivity</h2>", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Heading 4", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p><strong>Zero-Touch Provisioning:</strong>&nbsp;Linksys HomeWRK devices support Zero-Touch provisioning and remote administration to simplify the employee’s user experience.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Traffic Optimization:</strong>&nbsp;Prioritization of traffic improves performance for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video conferencing.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Intelligent Mesh and WiFi 6:</strong>&nbsp;Supports Linksys Intelligent Mesh and WiFi 6 technology to deliver gigabit WiFi speeds to every corner of the home.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>IPS:</strong>&nbsp;Detection and blocking of network-level threats and network intrusions using Fortinet’s FortiGuard IPS Library with thousands of signatures and context-aware policies for full control of attack detection.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Security Visibility:</strong>&nbsp;Powerful log management, analytics, and reporting that provide organizations with single-pane orchestration, automation, and response for simplified security operations, proactive identification, and remediation of risk.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Global Distribution:</strong>&nbsp;Linksys provides global order management, staging, and fulfillment that eliminates the need for an IT administrator to physically administer the device before shipment.</p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "460df210ccbe6d3c2e7fba213f", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "10a3c13ec75884ace8e632fe0f", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Default", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p>Learn more about&nbsp;<a data-category-catalog-id=\"storefront-linksysUS\" data-category-id=\"homewrk-business\" data-link-label=\"HomeWRK for Business\" data-link-type=\"category\" target=\"_self\" href=\"https://staging-na01-belkin.demandware.net/on/demandware.store/Sites-Site/default/ViewLdsBusinessManagerScreen-PageDesigner/https://www.linksys.com/ca/search/?%2520%27cgid%27=%2520%27homewrk-business%27\">Linksys HomeWRK</a>&nbsp;and find out how we can help you secure the new home office edge.</p><p>Contact your Linksys or Fortinet sales representative or email&nbsp;HomeWRKSales@linksys.com&nbsp;for details on how to try the solution.</p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "1c116035161ac2a32ecfb48703", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "64", "spacerSize" : "64" } } ] }, { "id" : "column2" } ] } ] } ] }
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Large office spaces with heavy traffic typically utilize Wi-Fi access points, while small offices with limited users are more likely to have Wi-Fi routers and range extenders. Let’s take a look at how their features compare to find the best Wi-Fi solution for you.</span></p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "b61e6f2cad1f2446272d0f0bc3", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "8eaf65c4bf7c453b009184dff4", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "heading" : "<h2>What is an Access Point?</h2>", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Heading 4", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p><span style=\"color: rgb(51, 51, 51);\">An&nbsp;</span><a href=\"https://www.linksys.com/ca/c/business-wireless-access-points\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-link-type=\"external\" data-link-label=\"access point\" style=\"color: rgb(66, 139, 202); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\">access point</a><span style=\"color: rgb(51, 51, 51);\">&nbsp;is a device that creates a wireless local area network, or WLAN, usually in an office or large building. An access point connects to a wired router, switch, or hub via an Ethernet cable, and projects a Wi-Fi signal to a designated area. For example, if you want to enable Wi-Fi access in your company's reception area but don’t have a router within range, you can install an access point near the front desk and run an Ethernet cable through the ceiling back to the server room.</span></p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "803495d1c93a0058d8cb2e646f", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "72ebb0a3799040855a6a0e2ee8", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "heading" : "<h2>What is a Range Extender?</h2>", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Heading 4", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p><span style=\"color: rgb(51, 51, 51);\">As its name implies, a&nbsp;</span><a href=\"https://www.linksys.com/ca/r/resource-center/what-is-a-wifi-range-extender\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" data-link-type=\"external\" data-link-label=\"range extender\" style=\"color: rgb(66, 139, 202); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\">range extender</a><span style=\"color: rgb(51, 51, 51);\">&nbsp;lengthens the reach of an existing Wi-Fi network. Since range extenders connect wirelessly to Wi-Fi routers, they must be placed where the Wi-Fi router's signal is already strong, not in the location of the actual dead spot. For instance, if your router is in the basement of a two-story building, installing a range extenderon the ground floor (where coverage from the Wi-Fi router is still strong) will eliminate potential dead zones on the second floor.</span></p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "c5187939fe41741b2f92b1e743", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "56f067741321c10d88a838310a", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "heading" : "<h2>Why Access Points Are Better for Businesses</h2>", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Heading 4", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">While range extenders are great for home Wi-Fi networks, they’re not efficient for modern businesses. This is because they can only support a limited number of devices at one time, usually no more than 20. While range extenders do increase the coverage of a Wi-Fi router, they do not increase its available bandwidth. Depending on the number of devices you have connected simultaneously, a range extender could end up weighing down your connection.</p><p style=\"text-align: justify;\">Access points, on the other hand, can handle over 60 simultaneous connections each. By installing access points throughout the office, users can roam freely from room to room without experiencing network interruptions. As they move through the building, their devices shift seamlessly from one access point to the next without dropping the connection—they won’t even realize they’re switching between networks.</p><p style=\"text-align: justify;\"><br></p><p>Access points, on the other hand, can handle over 60 simultaneous connections each. By installing access points throughout the office, users can roam freely from room to room without experiencing network interruptions. As they move through the building, their devices shift seamlessly from one access point to the next without dropping the connection—they won’t even realize they’re switching between networks.</p>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] }, { "id" : "d39b2d90ce05283f4faaef99f1", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } }, { "id" : "12bc0206581d180280a9f700ac", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.editorialRichText", "data" : { "descSize" : "Small - 14px", "eyebrowSize" : "Default - 16px", "spacing" : "16", "textPosition" : "Center", "descCol" : "1 Column", "heading" : "<h2>Advantages of Using Wireless Access Points</h2>", "vertAlign" : "Top", "textAlign" : "Left", "headingStyle" : "Heading 4", "theme" : "Dark Text", "desc" : "<p style=\"text-align: justify;\">When you have both employees and guests connecting with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, 20 devices on a wireless network adds up quickly. At 60 simultaneous connections each, access points give you the freedom to scale the number of devices supported on your network. But that’s only one of the advantages of using these network enhancers—consider these points:</p><ul><li>Business-grade access points can be installed anywhere you can run an Ethernet cable. Newer models are also compatible with Power over Ethernet Plus, or PoE+ (a combination Ethernet and power cord), so there is no need to run a separate power line or install an outlet near the access point.</li><li>Additional standard features include Captive Portal and Access Control List (ACL) support, so you can limit guest access without compromising network security, as well as easily manage users within your Wi-Fi network.</li><li>Select access points include a Clustering feature—a single point from which the IT administrator can view, deploy, configure, and secure a Wi-Fi network as a single entity rather than a series of separate access point configurations.</li></ul>" }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "textBoxBtns" } ] } ] }, { "id" : "column2", "components" : [ { "id" : "7424bbf1a0fc6c9eef4d55609b", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.shopStory", "data" : { "navHeadline" : "RELATED PRODUCTS", "bgColor" : "Transparent", "swipeMobile" : false, "theme" : "Dark Text", "useCustomBgColor" : false }, "regions" : [ { "id" : "column1", "components" : [ { "id" : "8f3705a547eb794a451557a433", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.productTile", "data" : { "product" : "RE6500-CA", "displayRatings" : false, "displaySwatches" : false } }, { "id" : "8e7818100c2f8e3db5ae8ff4e9", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.productTile", "data" : { "product" : "RE7000-CA", "displayRatings" : false, "displaySwatches" : false } } ] } ] } ] } ] }, { "id" : "2831314faa4b83bc1930385378", "type_id" : "commerce_assets.spacer", "data" : { "spacerSizeMobile" : "32", "spacerSize" : "32" } } ] } ] }

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