As we all adjust to the changes in the workplace due to COVID-19, IT managers are working hard to ensure that company infrastructures can support the ranks of new remote workers as they hunker down at home to work and wait out the virus.

Here are two critical items your IT Manager should be monitoring during this time:

VPN Network Security

As more of your team works from home, each of their VPN networks becomes a security risk. Under normal circumstances, your IT manager only needs to keep a few Internet connections secure. Now multiply that number by the number of employees logging in from their home offices.

They will need to not only educate the team on using secure wi-fi and web networks and resources, but they’ll also need to monitor the office. Have your IT manager set up activity alerts so they are notified of any security breaches or unplanned resource changes and failed login attempts. Monitoring is a critical element of security, as you’ll need to open your network to your team’s home IP addresses.

Cloud Resources

The typical load on cloud resources comes from only a few sources. Since COVID-19 has more of us working from the kitchen table, access is now distributed across many environments. The increase makes monitoring cloud resources critical. Increased demand for cloud resources can lead to performance problems because of so many simultaneous connections. Your business relies on these resources, making it essential to track its performance.

This crisis and its impact are unprecedented. If you’re not sure where to start or need help configuring or monitoring networks, servers, or devices, give us a call. We’re here and ready to help!