RealVNC Remote Access Predictions Report 2024

Five Essential Takeaways from the 2024 RealVNC Remote Access Predictions Report

As we step into the future of remote work, there are several key trends and predictions that are shaping the landscape. The 2024 Remote Access Predictions Report by RealVNC offers an insightful look into what lies ahead.

The 2024 RealVNC Remote Access Predictions Report presents a comprehensive analysis drawn from research involving over 450 participants. It highlights emerging technologies, security challenges, and evolving user behaviour that will impact remote access solutions. It also predicts how business strategies, cybersecurity, and day-to-day operations for enterprises around the globe will look like this year.

The report comes to complement the 2023 State of Remote Access Security Report (available here), released a short time ago.  

Returning to the Predictions Report, here are five essential takeaways you should take into account:

1.     Increased Use of Remote Access Technology

As organizations continue to adapt to the changing work landscape, it is projected that nearly one-third of all organizations worldwide will increase their use of remote access technology by 2024. This emerging trend highlights the growing demand for more flexible and remote work environments, allowing employees to seamlessly connect and collaborate from anywhere.

2.     Prioritizing Security

With the surge in remote access, there comes an increased concern for security risks. According to the report, 44% of respondents are planning to strengthen their remote access security measures in 2024. This proactive approach towards security is particularly prominent in the enterprise sector, where 63% of respondents are expecting to enhance their remote access security protocols.

3.     Rise in Security Controls

To ensure robust security, organizations are leveraging a range of security controls. The survey data reveals a significant increase in the adoption of multi-factor identification (MFA), session encryption, Single Sign-on (SSO), policy-based access control, authentication against AD/AAD, session auditing, and the implementation of least privilege/Zero trust principles. By incorporating these security measures, organizations aim to fortify their defenses against potential threats and safeguard their valuable assets and data.

4.     Less Reliance on RDP Advised

Considering the current security concerns, the report advises organizations to minimize their reliance on Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) as a remote access solution. The organizations that anticipate being the most secure in 2024 are either maintaining the same level of RDP usage or reducing it. This strategic shift reflects the growing recognition of the potential vulnerabilities associated with RDP and the need to explore more secure alternatives.

5.     Single-Solution Remote Access

Another important recommendation of the survey is making remote access happen using a single solution. Many organizations are leveraging different solutions for external and internal remote access scenarios. It’s imperative from a cybersecurity standpoint that organizations use a centralized single solution so that every remote access session is subject to the same sets of policies and configurations.

The future of remote work is here, and it’s crucial for organizations to stay ahead of the curve. Remote access is no longer a luxury but a necessity in today’s digital landscape. However, with this convenience comes the responsibility of securing sensitive data and protecting systems from cyber threats.

Are you ready to navigate the changing tides of remote work? Do you have the necessary security measures in place to safeguard your operations?

For a more detailed understanding of these trends and insights, download our complete 2024 Remote Access Predictions Report and stay ahead of the competition!

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