The software-based teleworker design makes no assumptions about the security of the location the teleworker will be accessing. The network can be public or private, and the underlying security mechanisms stay the same. For most organizations, this is the teleworker design. The hardware option, discussed next, simply isn't viable from a security standpoint for most networks. Even if it were, most systems sometimes must connect from a location without their hardware VPN device anyway. This means you must deploy solutions for a software teleworker design for these users as well, which complicates systems management and user education.
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