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indamiddle

@telus.net
reply to Teddy Boom

Re: Employer req. "security" from ISP: Rogers, Start,

For an employee working from home, if they are going to access the companies database, they need to set up a full encrypted connection(VPN). Otherwise people could snoop on the open data.

Second is making sure any wireless network in the employees home is truly secure and a router that is not open or wep. Preferred is WPA2 with a 20+string of letters, numbers and characters.

Third is anti-virus... anti-malware... software firewall. router has a hardware firewall but rouge programs may not be stopped getting out by the router.
Avoid using the 'security software' dolled out by an ISP, as some have issues, like daily updaters that fail without you knowing or "hey, lets rewrite various settings on the computer for profit(toolbars, home page hijacks, computer specific DNS setting hijacks, ISP DNS hijacks(misspelled domain helper) and such)".

Fourth??? No filesharing software on the 'work' computer. So much data has been accidentally sent into the internet.

Nothing is 100% secure but might as well make those that want the data to work a little bit harder for it.


Teddy Boom
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Thanks! Not that this is entirely new stuff, but it is nice to have it made explicit by people who deal with it regularly.

The customer offered a bit of clarification, I guess some people at their workplace have had issues in the past!?!!
Just ask if anyone that works for SAP is able to log-on to the SAP server using any other provider than Rogers or bell. Maybe that would clarify. I don't mind if you say SAP.
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donoreo
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North York, ON
said by Teddy Boom:

Thanks! Not that this is entirely new stuff, but it is nice to have it made explicit by people who deal with it regularly.

The customer offered a bit of clarification, I guess some people at their workplace have had issues in the past!?!!

Just ask if anyone that works for SAP is able to log-on to the SAP server using any other provider than Rogers or bell. Maybe that would clarify. I don't mind if you say SAP.

They probably need a VPN connection. It is not going to be wide open on the internet.
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DS256
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join:2003-10-25
Markham, ON
reply to Teddy Boom
said by Teddy Boom:

Just ask if anyone that works for SAP is able to log-on to the SAP server using any other provider than Rogers or bell. Maybe that would clarify. I don't mind if you say SAP.

IMHO, no one from SAP should be or is likely allowed to comment on their remote security measures. I know my company doesn't allow it. I work for a competitor to SAP.

As already mentioned, it is up to SAP's IT to implement the remote security measures and protocols. The local ISP is not normally involved unless they are blocking specific ports that prevent some protocols from working. There is sometimes a higher subscription fee for home business users rather than simple personal use.

I know that my company provides all VPN (with local network blocking), Firewall, Anti-Virus etc.