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Living in the age of the increasingly mobile workforce, secure external access is becoming an integral element in the success of any intranet. Employees need your intranet and the business-critical information it contains to move with them in order to do their job – wherever it might take them.
The main concern for organizations looking to set up external access to internal systems is security. Considering the sensitive and strictly internal nature of the information contained within your intranet, you need to be sure only valid users are accessing it.
If you have iD set up to be externally accessible over the internet, you can restrict access to the Admin interface to your specific internal IP Range. This adds an extra level of security, not to mention peace of mind, by preventing any ‘outsiders’ from accessing the Admin interface and trying to guess your password. This is especially useful when you know you’ve been a little less than creative when selecting one.
All you’ll need is access to the webserver, and someone with a basic knowledge of IIS. The steps below will be different if you’re using IIS6 or IIS7, but let’s start with 7…
The modern workforce is more mobile than ever before. If your employees aren’t limited to the four walls of your office, why should your intranet be? IP Based Security enables your intranet to operate as an extranet simultaneously, with users logging in securely from locations all over the world.
This functionality works by assigning one or more IP addresses or IP address ranges to a given iD Database Website User Account. Essentially, it comes down to secure external access to your internal systems.
IP Based Security verifies user’s credentials by their IP Address, logging them in automatically if they are in the office or directing them to a login form if they are accessing from an external location. It allows you to grant quick and easy access to those who need it, and keep your business critical information safe from those who don’t. With IP Based Security your intranet is never out of reach.