Cloud applications require a lot of bandwidth to enable users to be productive and have a great experience. Content sharing sites, online meeting apps like Zoom, and Microsoft 365 require fast connections as data is exchanged between users and those applications in the cloud. Ensuring compliant and secure connections to the cloud is also a requirement to prevent malware and data loss. To make things challenging, users have all gone remote but fast and secure connections to these applications is still required. If data is being sent through a VPN for remote work, slow connections are almost guaranteed as the data overwhelms VPN infrastructure, data center bandwidth and on-prem network security infrastructure. The loss in productivity and poor end-user experience from remote workers results in exponential losses to the organization as work comes to screeching halt.
The iboss cloud platform can alleviate this problem immediately by offloading all cloud traffic from the VPN and sending it directly to the applications in the cloud. This includes offloading Microsoft 365 traffic, online meeting applications, G-Suite and virtually all cloud and Internet bound traffic through the iboss cloud security service. The iboss cloud platform ensures compliance, malware defense and data loss prevention are applied to all connections, without having to send those connections through slow and bottlenecked office connections.
Remote workers complaining about slow connections to cloud applications
Remote workers unable to connect to cloud applications due to slow or down connections through the corporate data center
Remote workers complaining that the VPN is slow or they cannot connect to the VPN leaving them unable to work on Microsoft 365 or connect to online meetings
With users connected to applications without slowdown, productivity and end user experience improves instantly. This results in more valuable output from critical employee resources. In addition, the elimination of proxy and other network security appliances results in the reduction of the data center footprint and large reductions in infrastructure costs. The savings continue as the iboss cloud platform eliminates the need to purchase more network proxies or VPN infrastructure as remote worker cloud application use and bandwidth increases over time. Worrying about remote work and increasing encrypted bandwidth no longer becomes the top priority on the IT’s list.