Comcast Biz boosts Teleworker VPN for enterprises with Cisco Meraki

Feb. 5, 2021
As a result of the collaboration, Comcast Business says its Teleworker VPN offering is now specifically engineered to help enterprise customers support their rapidly expanding remote workforces.
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Comcast Business on Feb. 2 announced it is joining forces with Cisco Meraki to expand the Comcast Business Teleworker VPN platform. As a result of the collaboration, Comcast Business says its Teleworker VPN offering is now specifically engineered to help enterprise customers provide their rapidly expanding remote workforces with a secure, reliable, high-performance connection to their corporate network just as they enjoy when physically in their office.

As noted by the companies:

Securing their rapidly expanding remote workforces has quickly become a critical priority for today’s enterprises. According to Gartner, “Securing your remote workforce has now become the single most existential imperative for all organizations in the wake of COVID-19.

In response to this challenge, Comcast Business says its Teleworker VPN now offers a centrally managed remote access VPN solution that enables enterprises to provide remote employees the same corporate network experience and service they have in the office. When combined with Comcast Business’s Teleworker Broadband solution, Comcast Business Teleworker VPN provides employees a secure, reliable connection to primary business systems, applications and files, all backed by the operator's nationwide gig-speed network.

“The global pandemic has fast-tracked secure, remote workforce connectivity to the top of the priority list for today’s enterprise IT decision makers,” says Amit Verma, vice president, Solution Engineering and Technology, Comcast Business. ”When combined with our Teleworker Broadband solution, the Comcast Business Teleworker VPN solution with Cisco Meraki allows enterprises to gain peace of mind while providing their employees with a secure, independent Internet connection that does not interfere or compete with their at-home Internet – freeing up home bandwidth for remote learning, entertainment and more.”

Comcast Business Teleworker VPN with Cisco Meraki is billed as an enterprise-class, cloud-native platform, which can be paired with Comcast’s Managed VPN Aggregation service to provide an enterprise-grade VPN gateway at business locations or hosted in the operator's Secure Gateway Service centers. These attributes are paired with remote, all-in-one devices, that provide cloud security and wireless and wired connectivity options at home locations – all centrally managed on the Cisco Meraki cloud platform. With these components in place, enterprises can securely connect home-based devices, including laptops, desktops, VoIP phones, printers and more to the corporate network.

With Comcast Business Teleworker VPN with Cisco Meraki, the companies say enterprises will also benefit from:

  • Simple, centralized cloud management and optimization to help reduce the burden on IT.
  • 24/7 support provided by Comcast Business to supplement the customer’s IT teams.
  • Policy-based access controls and traffic segmentation.
  • A hybrid work environment featuring a consistent experience between home and office locations.
  • The ability to add 4G LTE back up for business continuity for remote employees.

“As businesses continue to rethink their offices altogether, IT leaders must develop strategies that have the ability to securely extend the enterprise network to employees anywhere, without compromising the protection, governance and performance that users have come to expect in the office,” concludes Lawrence Huang, VP of Product Management, Cisco Meraki. “Our partnership with Comcast Business continues our commitment in working with innovative leaders to enable secure, enterprise-grade user experiences so that our customers can not only adapt but thrive both now and in the future.”

To learn more about Comcast Business Teleworker VPNm visit: https://business.comcast.com/enterprise/products-services/managed-services/managed-connectivity.

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