Remote Workforce Requires a New Approach to Cybersecurity

Cheshire, Conn., February 25, 2021 – Spectrum Virtual, a leader in Managed IT, Cybersecurity and Cloud services today announced the immediate availability of SpecProtex distributed firewall services and secure global network (SGN).

The pandemic has forced many businesses, governments, and educational institutions to shift to a distributed, work from home (WFH) model, creating enormous challenges for information technology departments. A remote workforce elevates the need for improved security strategies to protect users and their data from end-to-end and to avoid a larger, and potentially more lucrative, environment for cyberattacks.

Traditional approaches to the network perimeter and firewall no longer satisfy the security needs of the organization. While new methods referred to as SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) seek to distribute security to the edges, Spectrum Virtual’s SpecProtex services go further and bring a layer of security all the way to the end user’s device. SpecProtex secures all communications from the user’s laptop, PC, or devices, to corporate or cloud servers.

Spectrum Virtual’s SpecProtex platform increases security and improves efficiency for businesses who need to secure remote staff, co-working spaces, and distributed offices. SpecProtex provides a comprehensive networking and security solution including SASE, security information management (SIEM), governance, Secure Web Gateway, Cloud VPN, Zero Trust, Secure DNS, Content Filtering and Intrusion Detection in a single comprehensive service offering.

“The COVID-driven rise in the remote and distributed workforce has led to a renewed risk assessment of IT infrastructure and business continuity implementations. Cybersecurity approaches have shifted away from the perimeter, where inside sources are trusted, to a broader focus on end-to-end security for individual employee data and their communications,” said Darren Reeves, Founder and President of Spectrum Virtual. “The addition of SpecProtex and Spectrum Virtual SGN are critical to businesses seeking to secure their vital data and infrastructure from cyberattacks in the rapidly evolving changes in workforce practices and the security threats this poses.”

About Spectrum Virtual

Spectrum Virtual, headquartered in Cheshire, CT is a leading provider of Managed IT, Cybersecurity, and Cloud Services. Spectrum Virtual serves small, medium and large businesses, local government, and educational institutions with managed services and solutions which include Cybersecurity consulting, penetration testing, end user computing, virtual desktop infrastructure and advanced server support.  As experts in public and private clouds, Spectrum Virtual can empower organizations with solutions that exist on customer premises, public clouds or secure cloud-based hosting from Spectrum Virtual data centers. Spectrum Virtual works with clients to help develop their IT into an asset, not merely an expense. Visit for more information.



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