Federal use of virtual private networks rose exponentially when the coronavirus pandemic pushed the bulk of the workforce into teleworking. Agencies managed to scale the technology, with many reporting an increase in productivity.
Now that they’ve got some breathing room, information technology managers are looking at more sustainable, efficient and secure options for supporting large numbers of remote employees – and the large numbers of mobile endpoints they entail. With telework becoming more the norm than the exception, the associated equipment expenses and the ungainly procedures imposed on users of virtual private networks (VPNs) are giving way to more effective ways of achieving managed remote access.
In this exclusive executive briefing, the following experts examine strategies for managed remote access:
- Shane Barney, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Brian Campo, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Department of Homeland Security
- Gerald Caron, Director, Enterprise Network Management, Department of State
- Beau Houser, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Census Bureau
- Kevin Jermyn, Federal Customer Success Manager, CyberArk
- Miguel Sian, Director, Solutions Architecture & Engineering, Merlin