Online encryption remains an overlooked component for SMBs that profess to have an effective multi-layered cybersecurity model, and the complex and onsite enterprise grade VPN solutions available are simply out of reach for SMBs.
Instead, SMBs turn to low cost consumer VPN solutions in an attempt to encrypt all their communications for online privacy. The major flaw here is that consumer products remain unsuitable for businesses with multiple employees and contractors working from multiple locations. Not to mention that they require unengaged users to actively install and configure the product in order for it to work properly.
Find out more about the benefits of a business VPN and how the Privatise Online Encryption Partner Programme can support your MSP here.
When Managed Service Providers deploy VPNs
For MSPs that manage the cybersecurity model for SMBs, it is likely that they are either deploying software onto a customer’s system manually or via a Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tool.
Either of these solutions are inefficient and can be ineffective for businesses, leaving them to deal with tens or hundreds of user accounts and associated passwords and relying on a unengaged workforce to set up and deploy the VPN in the first place.
Add to that the risk that even if strong passwords are provided from the outset, many employees will change them to something easier to remember as, with consumer VPN solutions, employees can change their passwords themselves.
Without doubt, many users will use weak passwords and/or use the same passwords on multiple other services, or write them down on post-it notes – all well-known security nightmares! The result is that new risks are brought into the business.
Even the few Business VPN solutions that do exist don’t solve this problem. While they allow centralised billing and team overview, they are built on top of consumer VPN clients and backends, and do not remove the hassle of deployment and ongoing maintenance.
What are the options for MSPs?
If you work for an MSP that already provides anti-virus and anti-malware solutions to their customers, or wants to in the future, you should work alongside an online encryption partner that removes the challenges of implementing and managing a VPN deployment.
Join the Privatise Online Encryption Partner Program
Privatise Online Encryption is the VPN solution that MSPs have been crying out for. Deployed in the same way as existing enterprise anti-virus and anti-malware solutions, it has beendesigned and built from the ground up to provide practical deployment and ease of management for MSPs - whether they use RMM tools or not.
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Request a demo of our software and see how Privatise Online Encryption can change the way you deploy and manage online encryption for your business and your clients.
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