Corporate security is forecast to cost a whopping $96.3 billion this year, an increase of +8% compared to 2017 according to Gartner, Inc. Regulations, threats, and the continued evolution of the digital world are creating more demand for protection.
And in the next two years, Gartner predicts more than 60% of organizations will purchase tools for encryption, data loss prevention and data audits, a +25-point gain from 2017.
The VPN Dilemma for Corporate Security
Corporations have relied on virtual private networks (VPN) to protect online privacy, particularly for remote users. But public wifi networks force you to accept terms and conditions before the internet connection is even established. Since you’re often exposed to vulnerabilities before the corporate VPN is set-up, it’s no longer the best solution. Here’s why:
- Hotels are weak spots for VPNs. WiFi networks typical connection process of a room number, code, or a simple click-through access button allows the hotel to restrict accessibility, but the networks aren’t private. Many VPNs can’t be connected until an Internet login is complete and the VPN link-up doesn’t occur immediately. While you’re waiting, your PC’s hardware may automatically check email or log onto programs like Messenger, exposing content and even login credentials. While the gap in protection may last only seconds, that’s enough time to leave your C-Suite travelers vulnerable to hackers.
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies are expanding, adding complexity and expense to security efforts. Not all devices have appropriate application support to set up a VPN connection, putting the burden of installation time and cost on your teams. Establishing credentials and training your user community takes additional time and money.
- Phishing and Spear Phishing remains prevalent with three out of four organizations reporting attacks in 2017, according to Wombat’s State of the Phish report. Spoofed CEO emails scammed more than $2 billion last year with activity compounded by the availability of affordable pineapple devices acting as phony hot-spots and invisibly hacking your team’s devices.
Why Keezel is THE Corporate Security Hardware Solution
The Keezel device provides a better VPN solution.
- Keezel is a portable, wireless, one-button internet encryption device that connects to any Wi-Fi router. It combines several techniques to keep you safe, such as ad blocking, phishing protection and powerful encryption. It relies on VPN technology for privacy, incorporates web censorship bypass, and protects information from cyber criminals. But unlike traditional VPN, where leakage can occur before encrypted connections are established, the Keezel functions as a firewall and only allows your laptop or phone to connect to the internet after the encrypted tunnel is completed. And Keezel ensures VPN partners have no access to user identities or data patterns.
- A Keezel becomes a Wi-Fi bridge, allowing multiple devices – laptops, computers, tablets, mobile phones to connect without the complexity, time and cost of installing VPN software on each device. Travelers can easily connect the Keezel to hotel Wi-Fi, and then safely access the internet with any device that supports Wi-Fi.
- Importantly, Keezel acts like armor protecting users from automatically connecting to available (and potentially marauding) networks. By connecting to a Keezelthe C-suite executives are protected from malware, phishing and hackers in general as they hammer out emails while in airport lounges.
There are other hardware devices on the market offering internet protection, but Keezel is the only solution for on-the-go corporate security.
Talk with our team to find out more about how Keezel can support your corporate security efforts.