The World of Work has changed.

The world of work has changed forever as a result of the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic. Homeworking and remote working have been proven to be as productive, if not more productive, than the corporate office.

As a result, we will never return to 5 working days in the office a week but move to a hybrid (Activity Based Working) with the corporate office used as a meeting and collaboration space, while the home office is use for “actual work”.

Many of these home workers still undertake time critical work (such as trading, live broadcast, leading commercial bids, building a legal case, editing, scheduling) that if interrupted will cause financial, operational or brand impact or harm to consumers, the company or other stakeholders.

Often, these staff will also deal with sensitive data that may be confidential to themselves, their customers or their companies and so need protection from hackers penetrating their often-insecure home networks.

Many home workers deliver or are key resources in business critical services.

The Cost of Failure

Currently these critical individuals, and the companies that they work for, are reliant on the single points of failure in their home broadband internet and their home power supplies.

A surprising 4.7 million people in the UK suffered a “broadband outage” lasting more than 3 hours in the past year and this cost the economy some £1.5bn.

To add to this risk, the average UK household also loses power for between 31 and 51 minutes a year.

Events such as the August 2019 power cut, which cut power to 1.1 million households, are likely to increase in frequency. The event was caused by lightning strikes and number of lightning strikes and the force of storms is increasing due to global warming.

So, to prevent critical services from being interrupted resilient systems must be put in place to support them.

It is estimated that 5-10% of staff run time critical work or are remunerated to a level where not being fully functional will cause significant financial impact.

What is ResKube?

Enterprise Grade Resilience for the Homeworker

Simplicity – it is one, enterprise approved and managed, device to send out to critical staff rather than cobbling together the UPS, failover router and VPN, or them choosing any of a myriad of options.

Security – VPNs work, and are relatively simple, but in a failover situation you will want to ensure that the staff actually turn it on. To force security during the immediacy of failover the APN is a much better solution, particularly if you want the added security of a Private APN which links the ResKubes directly to devices int your datacentres

Management – Machine to Machine (M2M) SIM provides visibility, control and reporting via a Cisco Jasper dashboard, or via API into existing network management tools.

Low Support Load – A simple “4 Step Easy Start Guide” means non-technical staff will find it easy to implement. Home power and comms failures will no longer be “an IT issue”.

Central Control

Management Portal

The ResKube Management Portal is a Cisco Jasper Control Center based platform, providing all of the functionality one would expect from an enterprise management system. The data can be viewed through the portal or via API feeding into your existing network management platform.
It provides:
• Granular device visibility
• Alert me, deactivate it, cap it & controls
• SIM lock to device
• Automation rules and triggers
• API Integration
• Realtime fault diagnostics

Force User Security

Private or Public APN

ResKubes connect to a specific enterprise grade Access Point Network (APN) which is more stable than the retail APN networks. This offers greater security, control and resilience.

ResKube can be provisioned with either an enterprise grade Public APNs or a Private APN dedicated to your business. Both types of APN use enterprise grade connectivity and use a dedicated M2M APN for reliability.

The Private APN option creates a mobile network specifically for your business, forcing the M2M SIMs to connect solely to your Private Network. This network is connected to specified termination equipment within your own datacentre.

Plug and Play

Quick Start Guide

To lighten the load on central IT, ResKubes work out of the box.

Many remote workers will not have the technical knowledge to set up and configure the combination of devices required for secure resilient power and communications, so the ResKube family of products are plug and play.

The user is provided with simple 4 Step Quick Start Guide to get their remote infrastructure secure and resilient and ready to work.

The ResKube also comes with a preconfigured “call home” function. So, once provided with internet access, it will connect itself to the relevant secure network.

Get the latest news on ResKube.

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