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Advice sought on mobile workforce laptop internet access strategies, for SM Business

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We are a small, growing business, heading towards 50 employees. We are particulary mobile in work patterns, with massive amounts of business conducted away from site with need for internet access. We use hosted email and sharepoint etc as our basic tools.

However, we need a strong security policy regarding internet access when out of the office. Each laptop is virus protected etc, in/out firewall, but we dont believe we can really solve this problem without taking total control of internet access. ie, avoid hotels, unsecure WI-FI etc. Our staff, (however much we try to educate) will make mistakes.

My though is to equip everyone with company issued mobile broadband and ban, or prohibit all other internet connections outside of the office. We work in several neighbouring countries and would require a raoming mobile approach which should be possible.

However, we have no experience of this approach.

Are there any other people here who have had similar predicaments when dealing with mobile workfoce and does the idea of company issued mobile connections (and no others) seem like a good approach to help maintain security, and remove the constant need to educate users?

We do not operate a network, so VPN etc isnt an option, we use hosted providers for email, network storage etc.

Any input very much appreciated.

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I'd allow users to use 3rd party internet access, but make sure that you have a good imaging solution so you can easily restore the PC's back a standard setting if there are any issues. Make sure the users are aware of this and that it is possible they'll loose data during a reimage.
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