Whether you are part of a large organisation with hundreds of employees, a small business or SME, by opting either for a VPN or remote desktop access as your preferred work from home software solution, you can rest assured that you will be in the loop every step of the way. The VPN option directs all traffic through your office network and allows you to access network resources and email servers anywhere at any time. However, there are several drawbacks to the VPN solution, such as constant maintenance, vulnerability to ‘middle man’ breach attacks, and software requirements on your home computer. For those reasons, there is a lot to be said for working from home using remote desktop access as a VPN alternative.
By using remote working software, you can access your company systems and files on network drives and continue working with desktop applications remotely. Take TeamViewer for example, the remote access solution provides the means to instantly connect to networked resources at any time and from any device, which allows you to work from home exactly as you would at the office. Use TeamViewer’s host of functions to communicate with colleagues, attend meetings, or continue with tasks from home. For instance, share what’s on your screen with colleagues using TeamViewer’s screen sharing feature, or record meetings and trainings for future reference using session recording.