Leostream, a leading provider of Remote Desktop Access Platforms, has shared seven game-changing ways in which organisations can optimise their remote desktop access. The tips, presented by Karen Gondoly, Leostream's CEO, come amidst growing emphasis on productivity, security, and cost efficiency in today's increasingly remote and hybrid workforce environment.
With companies that shifted to a work-from-home format three years ago still needing to ensure optimal systems functionality today, Gondoly shared her insights about how to modernise remote access solutions for maximum utility. First amongst these was the need to optimise remote desktop access for resource availability. The CEO advises employing a hybrid approach and using cloud resources. This would allow the remote access platform to direct users and traffic to corporate resources based on the user's location whilst ensuring resources are always available.
Optimising for network access constituted the second tip, which involved decommissioning outdated corporate VPNs and upgrading to a gateway that restricts users to using only the resources they have permission for. An efficiently architected system should manage network access to any hosting platforms in use via a common connection management system. Security optimisation was the third pointer, where Gondoly suggested implementing strict multi-factor authentication and stringent access control rules. The remote access solution should ideally integrate with corporate identity providers and utilise the attributes provided for enforcing access control rules.
Gondoly's fourth tip was about optimising these solutions for end-user experience and incorporating all cloud and on-premises hosting providers. The optimal scenario would have a single portal that allows end users to access everything they need efficiently. The fifth point focused on application performance optimisation. Here, Gondoly advises employing the best technology to connect remote users to resources, reviewing display protocols, and automatically assigning appropriate display protocols to end-users.
The sixth crucial point the CEO mentioned was about optimising for cloud costs. The best platforms contain runaway cloud costs by effectively managing capacity, data transfers, and the power state of the cloud accessed by workers. Rules can be configured that power on or off instances based on necessity. Lastly, Gondoly highlighted the importance of optimising for IT ease. To be efficient, the remote access solution should offer comprehensive management, detailed access logs, and tracking of the resources accessed by users and devices. In short, it should simplify work for IT teams.
“A well-designed remote access solution helps mitigate risks associated with lost productivity, it helps lower costs by controlling your cloud environment, and it ensures security with strict authentication and authorization built on zero-trust concepts,” Gondoly stated. She further emphasised that a poorly architected remote access solution can squander significant resources, underlining the need for an efficient remote access solution that benefits both IT staff and end users.