|By Business Wire||
|December 2, 2013 09:02 AM EST||
From primary schools to universities across the country, educational institutions are increasingly leveraging technology in order to provide a more advanced learning and working environment. Secure remote access is one technology that helps educational institutions optimize resources, keep administrative costs down, increase productivity and enhance the learning process. It’s been gaining wide acceptance and is now considered an essential part of a comprehensive IT security infrastructure.
HOB, the market leader in pure software-based remote access solutions, provides secure access to remote desktops, virtual desktop infrastructures, data or networks from any device around the world with HOB RD VPN. Educational institutions in today’s mobile, virtual and cloud-based world require easy-to-use and flexible web-based remote access solutions that are affordable and enable the utilization of existing hardware infrastructure. HOB RD VPN offers a comprehensive and customized solution that meets these needs.
HOB RD VPN benefits educational institutions in a number of ways, including:
Reduced Investment in Technology Infrastructure
Because HOB RD VPN is a pure software solution, schools can save money, as there is no need to invest in hardware solutions which, due to the potential for mechanical failure, can break down. As a result of the enhanced HOB Load Balancing, existing server resources can be consolidated, reducing total cost of ownership. HOB RD VPN also enables you to use normally incompatible systems (e.g., Windows and Mac) together on one device in a seamless interaction.
Reduced Security Concerns
It is vital that educational institutions implement a remote access solution as part of a security strategy that also includes firewalls, anti-virus software and intrusion prevention services. With HOB RD VPN, HOB has created a solution that fulfills the highest security and compliance requirements for school and universities through encrypted connections and secured authentication methods. Furthermore, HOB RD VP can be configured so that a connection to the school’s network is only established after it has detected that the connecting terminal has active and up-to-date antivirus software.
Ability to Quickly Scale Services to Match Demands
HOB RD VPN is highly scalable and supports many different platforms. For example, it provides remote access via any device including PCs, notebooks or tablets and all operating systems are supported, including Microsoft Windows, Apple MAC OS X, and Linux. Furthermore, the technology allows schools to purchase resources as needed. If the institution experiences significant growth, it can easily increase the capacity of their remote access solutions. In an opposite circumstance, they can scale down services if their needs decrease.
“Over the past few years, secure remote access has gained significant momentum in many industries that involve highly sensitive information, including education,” stated Klaus Brandstaetter, CEO of HOB. “HOB RD VPN is becoming an essential part of a campus-computing infrastructure and has the power to solve countless problems for universities and schools.”
The implementation of secure and simple access to education-related information is an ongoing challenge for schools and universities and the demand for it will only grow. HOB RD VPN provides a secure and flexible solution that does not require a large capital investment or overhaul of IT infrastructure. With multiple editions, it fulfills the individual needs of educational institutions, granting the freedom to create a system custom-tailored to their requirements.
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About HOB, Inc.
HOB, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of the software development and network service provider, HOB GmbH & Co. KG, which is headquartered in Cadolzburg, Germany. HOB GmbH & Co. KG is a mid-sized German software enterprise that develops and markets innovative and multiply rewarded remote access solutions worldwide. One-third of the largest financial services providers are currently using HOB software. Furthermore, the HOB remote access solutions received the quality mark “IT Security Made in Germany” from the German Association for IT Security “TeleTrust.” For more information, visit: www.hobsoft.com and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HOBsoft.