The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a variety of challenges to everyday life. Now that restrictions are slowly being lifted and many of us are grappling with a new normal, we find ourselves asking what our new reality will look like, including the future of remote work. Ongoing social distancing measures mean many of the workforce may still need to work remotely. In fact, Statista figures reveal that around 66% of employees now work from home regularly or permanently.
Whether you are working from home alone or managing a team of remote employees from afar, working away from your regular office can present unique challenges. Luckily, ASPG has a variety of software options available for users to ensure remote work can be as seamless as possible.
The following tools are especially useful for remote work and also what companies should consider implementing once every employee is back in their office for added security and improved productivity.
Encryption – Nearly every industry working today will need robust encryption to handle the security challenges of modern business. Cyber attacks are increasing every week and companies need assurance that they can safely transfer sensitive company files off-site, onto personal computers, or exchange with business partners, securely and effectively. ASPG’s suite of MegaCryption tools provides powerful encryption and compression to a variety of different environments including Windows, z/OS, Unix and Linux, IDMS, and many more.
Password Reset – No matter the industry or location, every organization will find themselves having to manage lost passwords at some time. When away from the office, this can become an even more laborious problem. ReACT empowers remote users by providing a convenient solution to accessing user accounts, allowing users to reset their own passwords at any time without needing assistance from the help desk. ReACT provides a trifold solution to organizations who many find their employees working remotely: enforces access management and security protocols outside of the office, takes a workload off the Help Desk who may be focusing on other technical tasks, and provides round-the-clock password reset capabilities for a variety of schedules.
Offline Access – The Offline Access Recovery component of ReACT allows remote users to regain access to their laptops while offline, off-network, and who have forgotten their password. OAR alleviates the need for users to provide any form of password, as they can utilize the OAR Client to gain access to their system and perform necessary profile updates. This lightens the workload of your company help desk and allows remote employees to get back to work.
24/7 Customer Support – Alongside all of the above, employees also need to know that help is on hand for any of the challenges that they may face when working remotely. With ASPG’s dedicated 24x7x365 technical support, our team of product specialists is well versed in ASPG’s product range and provide world-class support when you need it most.
With ASPG’s extensive suite of tools, employers can rest assured that their teams can still work effectively and safely regardless of location. For more information on these products, interested parties can call 800-662-6090 to learn more or set up a free product trial.