The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all aspects of life in Australia. It has reinforced the urgency for many businesses and government departments to upgrade their existing digital infrastructure and technologies to transfer and secure data efficiently.
Modern technologies are no longer an operational desire; they have become a necessity. Below is a fantastic case study by Powertec’s partner Teltonika, detailing the connectivity power of their single box product RUT240.
Case Study: Secure and Reliable Remote Office Connectivity
The global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the beginning of 2020 has brought unseen challenges to the global economies. This is undoubtedly the World’s Largest Work-From-Home Experiment, and it would not be possible without important technology and connectivity advancements that happened over the last few decades. However, even with widespread broadband and cellular connectivity, businesses must take extra steps to make sure their workforces are not only connected to the Internet but also use the right equipment. It is essential to make sure that devices used can prevent cybersecurity threats and integrate with enterprise systems that would otherwise stay within office walls.
Most companies, with mainly office-based workforces, are using numerous measures to ensure that the information and systems they work with stay safe from always happening cyber threats. The most efficient way to do that is to make sure workers don’t have access to internal systems and databases of the company away from the office. Naturally, most of the work-related tasks require to access those systems. Most networking professionals know that the correct solution here is to set-up encrypted virtual private networks (VPNs) to allow secure data connection from outside the enterprise network. However, this is only a part of a solution since most of the home users connect to the Internet using routers provided by their ISP’s which are not accessible or capable of allowing such a set-up. Besides, the threat of wired internet downtime is increased as ISPs are subject to maintenance worker shortages due to mandatory or advisory quarantine measures.
Teltonika RUT240 Topology
Teltonika RUT240 Solution
To easily comprehend the solution, we must break it down to a few simple components. Firstly, professional cellular routers, such as RUT240 by Teltonika Networks shown in the topology above, can minimize the risk of Internet downtime, providing connectivity through mobile 4G LTE. It can be used as a standalone product or to back up an existing home router. Also, RUT240 supports eight different VPN services, including OpenVPN, IPsec, Stunnel, and others, making it an ideal choice when you need to establish encrypted VPN channels between internal enterprise systems and remote home office workers. With Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces, you can set up RUT240 to connect to multiple devices, including PCs, Laptops, VOIP phones, and printers, thus making sure all equipment connects to the Internet. Finally, RUT240 is fully compatible with the Teltonika Remote Management System, which not only enables remote monitoring and management of the device but also allows the router to be set it up and configured remotely. This opens possibilities for IT support teams to set-up and manage many devices quickly before safely shipping them to workers.