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Learn About the Types of Remote Take Over

Most companies have heard of remote take over because it is in the news, but they may not realize there are two types. At Comodo, we can help with both types because our product allows you to take over a computer to help with troubleshooting, but it also prevents your computer from being taken over by a cybercriminal.

Many cybercriminals are now focusing on gaining access through a bot so they can:

  • Steal personal information (credit card information, health information, etc.)
  • Keep track of communications between employees
  • Learn about trade secrets (new technology being developed)
  • Corporate espionage (seeing what other companies are doing so they can mimic it)

The Good Type

Generally, IT professionals need to be able to manage, track and troubleshoot remotely because there are many instances where they can’t gain access to the device any other way. For example, if you allow employees to work from home, and they can’t locate a file, they can’t do their job. The IT department can go into the employee’s computer from the office (or wherever they are), locate the file and put it in an easy-to-reach place.

This is becoming a more popular way of helping employees and end users, because so many of them work from devices while not in the office. They could be sending an email while at lunch or doing any number of other things, and it is important that they get the help they need quickly.

The Bad Type

Remote take over can also be used in a bad way by cybercriminals. Our product can ensure that doesn’t happen, because it provides more security and abilities for you. We can help detect when this type of situation occurs, but we can also help prevent it, so it doesn’t happen in the first place. If you’d like to learn more about remote take over protection, Contact us today.