Let's talk about AKRF. This is a leading environmental, planning and engineering consulting firm with five offices across the eastern seaboard. You may have heard of them; they've worked on several high profile projects such as the USTA National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, Yankee Stadium, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and many more.
The nature of the work at AKRF requires data-intensive CAD, GIS, and Office documents. This means that AKRF employees had to be in the office to use the software, or request a laptop that was pre-configured with the proper software. The time required and difficulties involved in working remotely caused most employees to simply work late at the office rather than attempt to work from the field.
AKRF installed a Barracuda SSL VPN to address this problem. The Barracuda SSL VPN portal, combined with RDP access to office workstations, has created a more flexible environment for AKRF employees. They no longer need to work late at the office, or come to the office on a holiday. The new configuration allows them to be productive from remote locations at any time.
The Barracuda SSL VPN also allowed AKRF to save money on software, by reducing the number licenses required for the staff. With secure remote desktop enabled, AKRF employees no longer need CAD and GIS software on their field laptops; they can simply log in to the office machines where the licensed software resides.
Finally, the Barracuda SSL VPN also enabled AKRF employees to continue working on client projects even after Hurricane Sandy flooded the New York office. The corporate headquarters was inaccessible for about a week, but AKRF continued operating the entire time. Click here to learn more about the AKRF experience with the Barracuda SSL VPN. (pdf)
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Christine Barry ist Senior Chief Blogger und Social Media Manager bei Barracuda. In dieser Rolle hilft sie, Barracuda-Geschichten zum Leben zu erwecken und die Kommunikation zwischen der Öffentlichkeit und den internen Barracuda-Teams zu erleichtern. Bevor sie zu Barracuda kam, war Christine über 15 Jahre lang als Außendiensttechnikerin und Projektmanagerin für K12- und KMU-Kunden tätig. Sie hat mehrere Abschlüsse in Technologie, einen Bachelor of Arts und einen Master of Business Administration. Sie ist Absolventin der University of Michigan.
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