Die, VPN! We’re all “telecommuters” now—and IT must adjust

They can’t get the passcode into your cloud resources, and they don’t have the ability to generate the passcode. You don’t have to go that far, of course, but the point is that if there’s no local data on the device in normal use, there’s no local data on the device that can be stolen.

via Die, VPN! We’re all “telecommuters” now—and IT must adjust.

Here are a couple of interesting comments covering both sides of this issue:

m00dawg | a day ago | permalink
That is some awfully biased hate for VPN. Setting up VPN is easy. Easier in OS X. What is complicated is having to manage everyone’s dynamic IPs to prevent access to our internal only services. You know what solves that? VPN.This article seems obnoxiously biased and opinionated and written with tunnel vision perspective with the assumption that all IT departments operate the same way (they don’t).

fbar | a day ago | permalink
I work in a large IT org in a large company. THis issue keeps creeping up all the time. I think most end users just really want access to email, ccontacts, calender and IM – this tends to cover at least 80% of the use cases. This can be done with a digital cert and loginid/password – without installing a VPN client. It took a while to convince the security group to do this. Full layer 3 routing access to the network should be for sensitive apps like SAP, etc. Sadly though most IT departments will continue to drive that square peg into that round hole.Hey, IPV6 will solve all our problems. LoL 🙂