CentreStack now simplifies work from home security

internet 3484137 640Gladinet has announced that CentreStack, its flagship product, is now making working from home as secure as it is in the office by protecting corporate networks from unmanaged devices

Their enhanced platform provides mapped drives that are indirectly connected to internal file sharing via an HTTPS connexion to the CenterStack Server that provides remote access to Windows network file sharing.

This approach addresses cyber-threats by eliminating VPN connections from unmanaged devices used by hackers as Trojan horses for malicious payloads. Installing the CenterStack agent to an unmanaged endpoint also allows the administrator to define access and device management policies that prevent and contain infections.

Franklyn Peart, a Gladinet co-founder, said, “With the increasing demand for secure remote access, we recognised an increasing need to simplify work from home security. We have had many conversations with IT professionals who identify the increasing threat from remote workers and their unmanaged devices as a primary concern.

“Introducing policy-based administration of these endpoints prevents outbound data loss or inbound infections. CentreStack’s mapped drives always protected corporate data by obviating the need for VPN connections. Still, we are adding another dimension of control by reversing the Trojan horse threat to use our mapped drive client as a management channel for endpoint protection and control.”

The company has also added a combination of file versioning and behavioural heuristics to ensure that ransomware can never hold files hostage. Versioning defeats ransomware by maintaining the original files. However, it might take a while to restore millions of encrypted files. So it’s critical that the platform also provides containment by leveraging heuristics that quarantine devices that change files too quickly.

“The pandemic has created a global situation that is far from ideal. And many remote workers are overwhelmed with the challenges of working from home, helping their kids with distance learning, and more. No one has time for the usual complexities of remote security. So it’s a pleasure to be able to simplify everyone’s work from home experience with a mapped drive that creates the illusion of working in the office while maintaining centralised administrative controls and protecting corporate data,” he concluded.

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