A new reality: The rise of the hybrid workplace
The global workforce has become decentralized. The traditional workplace will never be the same. A new option has emerged that will most likely become the new normal for the modern workplace — a hybrid option.
With some employees in the office and some in the field, organizations need advanced protection to detect and prevent bad actors. This landscape requires a fundamentally new approach to securing workers, whether in-office or remote.
Did you know?
of workers expect to return to the office 100 percent of the time after their office reopens*
of employees prefer to work 3 or more days at home, even after offices reopen**
of employees agree that having the option to work from anywhere directly affects whether to stay or leave a job**
Think beyond traditional perimeters and endpoints
Sensitive data and applications have moved beyond the protection of the firewall and the data center. Perimeter security appliances and VPNs are not enough to protect your devices and data. And you now protect more devices, in more locations, than ever before.
Backhauling traffic to corporate offices is expensive, leading to an increase in more direct-to-internet (DIA) connections for branch offices and mobile users. This creates more gaps in visibility and coverage for IT security professionals, and users are more likely to get infected with malware.
Today’s hybrid workplace calls for always-on security that works wherever your users find themselves, both on and off your corporate network.
The Future of Work is Hybrid
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Protect any device, anywhere
The success of the new hybrid work model depends on reliable security. Every worker needs the confidence that their activity and data is secure, whether at the coffee shop or the board room. With Cisco, organizations can ensure protection for their users, wherever they choose to work.
Cisco Umbrella provides the first and last line of defense to help your hybrid workplace prevent, detect, and respond to attacks on roaming users’ mobile devices, laptops, and tablets before damage can be done.
Umbrella offers easy-to-deploy roaming clients for Android, iOS, Google Chromebook, Mac, Windows, and Cisco AnyConnect. Multiple deployment methods enable organizations to seamlessly secure all managed devices in mere minutes, protecting users from connections to malicious destinations and command-and-control callbacks at the DNS layer anywhere they go.
Join over 24,000 other global companies in trusting Cisco Umbrella to expose malware blind spots and keep your new hybrid workforce safe from threats.