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“It Wasn’t Until We Tried AnyDesk That We Were Able To Solve The Data Security Problem” – Why Airports, Stadiums, and Tech Institutes Rely On This One Software

AnyDesk is an industry-leading software company that is creating safe and reliable solutions for a variety of users, ranging from individuals to institutions. Their success to date is easing the apprehension many have about remote connectivity. 

“With AnyDesk Enterprise, we now have full control over all the data we come into contact with, and can guarantee its safety through our own networks,” explained Francisco Rodriguez, CIO at the Airport Münster/Osnabrück (FMO). The ability for Rodriguez to guarantee the safety of data traveling remotely from desktop to desktop throughout the international airport is the result of his decision to purchase AnyDesk, an industry-leading remote desktop software, in facilitating the airport’s connectivity needs. 

AnyDesk, the German software development company responsible for optimizing the remote connectivity industry, is being used today by not just airports, but also by stadiums, tech institutes, and thousands of businesses requiring premium data security solutions for millions of employees amongst the current work-from-home (WFH) transition. Universally, organizations are shifting their corporate structures to embrace WFH solutions, yet cybersecurity concerns remain heightened. AnyDesk’s expertise in the remote connectivity industry, as proven by their partnerships with international mega-clients, is the solution to the cybersecurity concerns that organizations are currently faced with. 

Apprehensive about remote work? For companies, it’s time to get in or get (kicked) out

Flashing back to 2019, roughly 39% of companies accommodated WFH options for their employees at least one day a week according to a recent PwC report. Though this number indicates that over a third of companies were embracing WFH solutions, the majority of employees continued to view WFH as a luxury reserved for individuals who ran their own businesses or were employed by progressive companies capable of innovative working solutions. 

This all changed once COVID-19, an infectious disease currently responsible for claiming over 1M lives worldwide, was deemed a global pandemic in March of 2020. A worldwide lockdown ensued in an effort to slow the spread of the disease, forcing all non-essential employees to work remotely from the isolation of their homes. 

Working from home was no longer a privilege, but a necessity. Yet this shotgun remedial approach left many businesses uneasy about the security of their sensitive data amongst remote connectivity. In fact, 33% of businesses were insufficiently prepared for a WFH transition, with 66% of IT professionals expecting an increase in security threats, and 63% foreseeing that WFH could expose compliance risks according to a 2020 Remote Work From Home Report.

The report further suggested that WFH is likely to persist past the pandemic, with 84% of businesses anticipating an increase in their WFH capacity, more than doubling the pre-COVID figure. This miraculous increase over the past seven months is the result of enhanced productivity, with 38% of organizations experiencing productivity gains, and top talent retention, with 83% of employees wanting to work from home at least one day a week.

So what are all these stats telling us? Both reports indicate that despite the hesitations most organizations have about embracing a permanent WFH structure, it is nonetheless essential to determine a safe and effective solution in order to stay competitive and relevant amongst the transition. 

It is no longer a matter of IF companies are willing to embrace WFH solutions, but HOW

For the 33% of companies insufficiently prepared for the WFH transition brought on by the pandemic, discovering how to best facilitate workflow was essential in order to survive. Companies outside of this statistic still struggled to accommodate a full-time WFH structure, resulting in costly trial and error discoveries. The value that AnyDesk provides to organizations sourcing effective remote connectivity solutions is their industry experience, which has been built over the past several years and proven on large scale projects. 

Case Study 1: Airport Münster

Airport Münster

The Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) brought AnyDesk on in 2016 as a solution to their airport server struggles. With their IT department handling support tasks remotely, the airport needed a secure and reliable software solution to allow the IT control center to access their digital data. Francisco Rodriquez, the airport’s CIO, explained that “The aviation industry is all about safety and reliability. That’s why we chose AnyDesk’s Enterprise for the remote control of our computers.” 

In addition to the airport’s internal operations, AnyDesk further assists the computers belonging to external clients, ensuring they are not at risk of hacker attacks or industrial espionage, which Rodriquez commented is making, “… our external customers very satisfied.” 

Case Study 2: Spidercam 

Spidercam equipment suspended over a sporting arena 

The spectacular footage of sporting events and shows transported from physical locations to television screens worldwide is the product of spidercam, a 2.2-ton system suspended via cables over stadiums, arenas, and courts across the globe, vividly capturing the action below. In other words, Sunday Football is brought to you by spidercam, and spidercam’s connectivity is facilitated by AnyDesk, which is responsible for remotely connecting spidercam’s technicians located in Austria and Germany with the on-location equipment, ensuring the system performs 100% of the time. 

“With all the logistical work involved when our systems get transported halfway around the world for big events, it’s absolutely critical for our clients and for us that they perform problem-free” explained Jan Peters, spidercam’s CEO. Since bringing on AnyDesk, spidercam has observed noticeably better performance in comparison to previous solutions. Andreas Mähler, CEO of AnyDesk, commented on the software’s performance in saying that “This underlines yet again our philosophy of placing the utmost value on performance in order to offer the fastest and most reliable remote support experience possible.”

Case Study 3: Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam 

Leibniz Institute 

When the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP) was searching for a software provider capable of implementing an entire remote infrastructure within the internal network of their telescopes and observatories around the world, they turned to AnyDesk to facilitate their needs while prioritizing data protection. For AIP, data security was of the utmost importance given that they facilitate the operations of world-renowned infrastructures, including the Einstein Tower and the binocular telescope ‘Great Refractor’ in Potsdam. With their in-house-solution, AnyDesk set themselves apart from other software companies and was able to secure a partnership with AIP. 

Today, AnyDesk Enterprise is used by the Leibniz Institute at four workstations, allowing engineers and technicians to simultaneously maintain hundreds of the institute’s computers, servers, switches, ports, and much more. Having been used by the institute since 2016, AnyDesk was regarded by Mario Dionies, the IT security officer at AIP, as being “unreservedly used throughout our network for the support of our devices. Before we started using AnyDesk, user support was a very time-consuming task, a process we wanted to speed up and simplify using remote software.” 

The physical office is a sanctity that few executives are willing to relinquish anytime soon, which indicates that the future of the workplace will be a hybrid environment consisting of working from both home and office. This “new normal” will require companies to employ the necessary software to accommodate both remote and in-office employees. For companies looking to avoid cybersecurity attacks within this model, they must employ software experienced in protecting sensitive data being shared across a remote network. AnyDesk is the software solution bridging the gap between remote work and cybersecurity, their expertise and proven success in the industry as exemplified with their past projects paints a picture of the quality that clients can expect to receive. 

Julia Black is a Senior Writer for Mindful Media PR, a Vancouver based PR agency focused on elevating the voices of mindful companies and individuals.

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