White paper: Secure remote access for your government workforce at scale

Johannesburg, 23 Jun 2020
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Governments face a number of different potential emergency situations, such as illness, flood, hurricanes and power outages. Governments must function as the management and co-ordination point in the face of adversity by communicating with citizens through openness and transparency. Implementing a business continuity plan is essential to ensuring government is capable of maintaining operations in the face of adversity and preparing for potential disasters. We have entered a new era where government workers can be required to work remotely.

An important consideration in developing a business continuity plan is that it may not be possible to sustain normal operations onsite. The ability to support employees working remotely is essential to ensuring both business continuity and security. 

Fortinet solutions offer an integrated solution to support telework at scale. FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have built-in support for SSL and IPsec virtual private networks (VPNs), enabling remote workers to connect securely to the government network without any extra licensing. With endpoint protection, provided by FortiClient, and multi-factor authentication (MFA) with FortiAuthenticator, governments can securely support remote work and maintain business continuity.

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