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Check Point Abra: A Virtual Secure Workspace
Over the past several years, enterprises have experienced a significant increase in workforce mobility. Today, employees routinely connect to their offices from home PCs via VPN, use wireless hotspots in airports, and receive work emails on smartphone devices. This mobility has led to unprecedented productivity for enterprises, as employees are able to remain continuously connected — anytime, anywhere.
An increasing number of companies have formally embraced telecommuting as a viable alternative for their workforce. Some employees work from home a few days each week, while others work remotely on a full-time basis. According to World at Work, 42 percent of U.S. employers allowed staff to work remotely in 2008 — up from 30 percent the previous year. These employees typically log in from either a company-owned laptop, or from their home computer, via a direct VPN connection.