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Network configuration changes are essential today, where businesses need to operate remotely, have employees working from different locations, and manage contractors and vendors. IT professionals tasked with managing these changes face challenges like manual processes and errors due to frequent location changes of employees, onboarding and offboarding employees, and an increasing IT footprint across on-premise and multiple public clouds, resulting in overburdening and impacting productivity. Keeping up with network configuration changes is a daunting task that requires significant time and effort. This blog post delves into the importance of network configuration changes, the associated challenges and risks, and the benefits of automating the process with Remote.It.
With remote work, businesses need a flexible and agile network configuration that enables employees to access the network securely and quickly without compromising security. Network configuration changes are vital to ensure the safety of sensitive data and authorize individuals' access. Additionally, onboarding and offboarding employees require updating access to the networks and applications, which can be time-consuming.
Network management still requires planning, maintaining, and resolving network configurations such as IP address ranges, subnet collisions, IP route tables, VLAN tags, and more. Managing the onboarding and offboarding of employees as well as third-party contractors and vendors keep IT teams overworked, not to mention scaling applications and operations. Manual processes, frequent employee changes, and a growing IT footprint are significant challenges that make it challenging to keep up with network configuration changes.
Failing to keep up with network configuration changes can result in severe consequences like security breaches, compliance violations, and a negative impact on productivity and efficiency. IT staff can become overburdened, leading to burnout and high turnover rates, while delays and bottlenecks can impact the entire organization's productivity.
Failing to keep up with network configuration changes can be significant, resulting in financial and operational costs, including fines, legal fees, reputational damage, and hiring additional IT staff to manage the workload.
Technology's role in simplifying network configuration changes: New technologies like software-defined networking (SDN) and artificial intelligence (AI) are emerging to simplify network configuration changes by centralizing control, automating processes, and reducing errors.
Automating network configuration changes with Remote.It can help streamline processes, reduce errors, increase security, and enhance flexibility, thus saving time and improving efficiency.
Remote.It offers a simplified approach to network management by providing a centralized platform for managing access control lists (ACLs), and IP allow lists. This eliminates the need for manual updates and ensures everyone has the right level of access to network services. Remote.It automatically reconfigures network changes, such as users or devices moving locations. There is no longer a need to manage IP address ranges or subnet collisions. Remote.It operates the network for you.
With Remote.It, third-party access management is simplified. Contactors and vendors can be granted access to specific services and applications and invited via email. Unburdening IT teams from legacy processes and tools.
Remote.It enables zero trust security by implementing least privileged access control. Share access to a web application on a host without granting direct access to the database or SSH on the same host. Additionally, Remote.It eliminates external attack surfaces as private resources do not need to be exposed on the internet via a public IP address and port. Private resources are entirely invisible from bots and malicious actors looking for known vulnerabilities to exploit.
Businesses can create a standardized process for managing network configuration changes and use automation tools like Remote.It to streamline the process.
Keeping up with network configuration changes is a critical task that businesses need to manage efficiently to minimize security breaches and compliance violations, enhance productivity and efficiency, and avoid high financial and operational costs. Automating the process with Remote.It and adopting best practices can help businesses manage network configuration changes effectively.
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