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In concept it is a worthy proposal, but it takes some thought and effort to become effective. If the IT Staff demands this the company must also pay for it, otherwise the user will get the cheapest line and modem/router available and cheap often means insecure in some way. It is inviting a weakest-link situation. Just a separate connection without ...


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There is legitimate security value in this configuration, if implemented properly. Whether that value exceeds the cost and complexity would have to be determined on a case by case basis. The security value is this: If work devices (work PC, phone) are on a physically separate network, the devices themselves cannot be attacked by other devices in the ...


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You can use the open-source Linphone to place secure calls. It supports: HD Audio and video call Secure communications (TLS, SRTP, zRTP) You would need to use a free SIP service that supports authenticating and transporting traffic through TLS (not all do), like Linphone SIP service or Ostel. For detailed instructions on how to set up secure ...


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Just to clarify, when you say modem - do you mean just that? Or do you mean router or modem/router? Without a deeper understanding of the infrastructure on the employers end, I honestly don't see how having a separate modem will increase security. It's more important that split tunneling is disabled on the VPN client. Most modern home class routers allow ...


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I think there are many factors that could make it a legitimate request: other people in the home who might need network segregation load balancing old equipment (getting a newer modem) VPN configurations I, myself, have made the same request to a certain remote employee to ensure separation of use within that employee's home. Sometimes it's simply to ...



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