Welcome to the Future of Connectivity

The remote work surge has complicated IT management, resulting in a higher focus on digital transformation. Black Box, a specialist in crafting the future of work, blends business resilience and digital strategies to accelerate this transformation, which includes seizing emerging market opportunities from shifts in consumer and employee behaviors

In an era where seamless connectivity is a non-negotiable aspect of our daily lives, businesses are rapidly adopting innovative solutions to meet the demands of a digitally connected world. In this evolving business landscape, WiFi as a Service (WaaS) is emerging as a game-changer, revolutionizing the way organizations manage and deliver WiFi connectivity. Let's delve into the world of WaaS to discover how it can transform your business.

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Respond, Retool, and Reimagine

The pandemic accelerated the need for enterprises to modernize technology infrastructure and reimagine business, including accelerating data and digital platforms. Black Box can help enterprises design, deploy, and manage an optimized network for secure work — whether it's remote, onsite, or hybrid.

Build a Hybrid Workforce

Simplify the transition to hybrid work for manufacturing and agro-based industries. Enhance your ability to acquire and retain top talent while driving innovation and enabling a competitive edge.

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Reimagined Workplace

Create and maintain a post-pandemic workplace that's safe for boundless collaboration and true resiliency, including working from anywhere on any device with all policies and procedures in tow.

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Transformed Network

Design a resilient network environment and deploy it locally and/or globally, at one site or hundreds with consistent, fast, repeatable outcomes. Back it up with remote IT support, proactive maintenance and expert monitoring.

Enterprise Networking Transformation

Black Box's technicians specialize in core capabilities that can help your enterprise securely optimize its network for remote traffic; safeguard corporate assets; and build a phased plan that makes the most effective use of your existing environment and maps out the digital transformation journey.

  • SD-WAN


    Connects enterprise networks — including branches and data centers — over large geographic distances providing centralized visibility, automation, and security.

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  • Wi-Fi-6

    Wi-Fi 6

    Supports a distributed mobile workforce wirelessly indoors and out (in converged management with 5G).

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  • Security


    Integrated solutions include advanced security features, embedded automation, and intelligence tools to optimize and secure core and enterprise networks.

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  • Multisite-Deployments

    Global Multisite Deployments

    Manages installs in a timely, repeatable way across hundreds of sites around the globe

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So Long 9-to-5

Attracting and retaining top talent in the new hybrid work environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the workplace and freed employees to work securely from home. This liberation from the daily grind has resulted in increased productivity, better work/life balance, and savings for employees and corporations. The benefits are so great that major corporations have announced plans to offer the perk of a hybrid work environment — one where employees work in a remote/in-office combination.

Read this guide to find out how your business can retool and reimagine your current legacy system to support an exponential amount of users, devices, and locations.

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Top 5 Must-Haves to Ensure Remote Worker Security

Feb 12, 2021, 16.04 PM by Black Box
Remote workers are often oblivious to the high level of instability they create as they strive to maintain productivity from home. While securing a corporate network can be formidable, the following 5 Must-Haves will provide CIOs/CFOs with peace of mind by safeguarding remote work.

The global shift from working securely in an office to working at home has increased the number of devices, physical sites, and network traffic and opened enterprises to unprecedented levels of cyber risk — some of which is created unknowingly by remote workers as they strive to maintain productivity from home.

The risks include:

  • A lack of internal policies and procedures that allow remote access to company data
  • Use of unauthorized SaaS-based applications
  • Bypassing the VPN to obtain corporate access
  • Low — or no — awareness of public Wi-Fi perils
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Already stretched thin trying to support the sudden shift to remote work — and the thousands of devices workers are using to access the network — IT teams are asking themselves:

  • Can we verify user identity remotely?
  • How do we allow secure access to company applications?
  • Can we safeguard our network against probable danger?
  • Can we strengthen our posture within budget?
  • Can we do it all uniformly with as few vendors as possible?

While securing a corporate network can be formidable, the following 5 Must-Haves will provide CIOs/CTOs with peace of mind by safeguarding remote work.

Must-Have 1: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

MFA technology verifies users’ identities before giving them admission to a company-approved application. It also improves IT’s visibility into all devices trying to gain access to the corporate network. When considering MFA, pay attention to not only security, but also ease-of-use, including self-enrollment on demand; uncomplicated, layered security; options based on user need; and shadow IT minimization.

Must-Have 2: Robust VPN

To ensure workers have secure remote access to your network on any device from any location, a VPN must move beyond traditional capabilities to give IT departments visibility and control over the “who” and “what” of remote access. This includes built-in web security and proactive malware protection; sustained data encryption; and burst capacity support.

Must-Have 3: Cloud-Based Security

Safely accessing corporate data and applications via a secure VPN connection is only half the security battle. With so many SaaS applications in use from outside the safe confines of the corporate network, it’s important to protect remote workers’ devices from passing along an infection. Cloud-based security can help IT departments protect against DNS changer malware, monitor DNS requests, and prevent threats dynamically.

Must-Have 4: Cloud-Based Analytics

Malware evolves rapidly and IT departments scramble to keep up. How do you protect your enterprise from a new and powerful infection that enters, invades, and paralyzes your network from a secure remote device? By taking advantage of cloud-based analytics to proactively and continuously search for, detect, deter, and defeat the most advanced threats — before they wreak havoc.

Must-Have 5: Help from an Expert

Providing remote worker security is complicated, particularly when it comes to juggling new software. An experienced vendor — one that specializes in core capabilities — can help your IT department provide this high level of protection via one interface and products that work together to fortify security posture.

Looking Ahead

As vaccines become more widely available, CIOs/CTOs must begin to define what business resiliency means to their enterprises. The goal is to move beyond business continuity and create a strategy that helps your business take full advantage of opportunities created by a new, more dynamic work environment.

Next step - Hybrid work returning to the workplace

Business leaders are already recognizing that worker productivity is sustainable, if not improved, in a fully remote or hybrid work environment. In the not-too-distant future, office space will be available on an as-needed basis. Employees will demand greater flexibility and businesses will begin shedding footprint and reducing operating costs dramatically.

Final Step - Redesigning the workplace

Post-COVID-19, an enterprise’s reimaged workplace secures, connects, and enables the distributed workforce with anytime, anywhere access through any device. IT departments will be at the forefront of optimizing each worker’s experience for performance, cost, and security.

Why Choose Black Box?

Our dedicated team of Edge Networking solution architects and deployment engineers have deep technical expertise combined with a consultative approach to craft the right solution for every client, every time. As your trusted partner, we can help you design, deploy, and manage an optimized network for secure remote work and a return to a transformative workplace.

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Why Black Box?

For almost 45 years, Black Box has helped clients in all industries and locations around the globe build, secure, manage, reimagine, and transform their networks and IT infrastructure.

Thanks to partnerships with leading manufacturers in digital communication and infrastructure, Black Box can help you shape a consumption model that will revolutionize your work ecosystem — and give your employees the flexibility to collaborate securely and intuitively anywhere, anytime, on any device.

So whether you’re a large healthcare enterprise or retailer, a small manufacturer, or somewhere in between, Black Box’s 2,500 team members have the know-how to help you engineer business continuity and innovation.

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