Should you let people VPN into work from their personal/home computers?
Posted on 2009-07-09
I (the IT Manager for our company of about 100 people) have installed local VPN clients on all the company provided laptops so that these people can VPN from outside while at home or on the road. These laptops are company provided and I can monitor the anti-virus software through an administrative console as well as monitor other things on the laptops because they ARE company provided and have to conform to our policies, GPO's, etc....In the past 6 months however, I've been asked by more and more employees to have the VPN client installed on their PERSONAL/HOME machines, and their supervisors are of course approving it, because they would like them to work from home on the .weekends and evenings. I see this as a HUGE security risk, as who knows what they have (or DON'T have) on their home machines, who uses them, etc.....Has anyone else had experience with this type of thing, and how can I convince my boss (a non-IT person) that this is NOT a good idea?