- Why Abacus?
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, working traditionally from a secured office location was turned upside down. Instead of a few people working remote sporadically, 97% of Abacus clients asked employees to work remote for the foreseeable future. The world you need to secure continues to expand as users and applications shift to locations outside the traditional network perimeter.
The Abacus platform, from day one, was designed as cloud-first and with robust and secure remote access options. It provides any user the ability to securely work from anywhere. Even as the world becomes safer, many clients have told us they foresee their employees being given options to work either exclusively from home or in a hybrid model, with periodic trips into the office. Having a secure remote access option available to every user and situation is more important than ever.
Remote access isn’t just about being able to access your work applications and data as needed from outside the office, ensuring only those with authorized use can gain access to your corporate network protected behind a firewall. It’s also important to ensure your employees are always going through your corporate firewall before accessing the Internet from any corporate PC, just like when in the office. A firewall is a layer of network security that monitors all incoming and outgoing network traffic. Based on specific security rules put in place, it determines whether to allow or block traffic. Abacus data centers process traffic through next-generation firewalls powered by Palo Alto Networks.
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