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Secure Your Business with Automated Device Offboarding

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Employee offboarding is a critical, yet often overlooked, aspect of the human resources process. There are numerous tasks to be completed, ranging from revoking access to sensitive data and corporate resources to ensuring a smooth transition for the departing employee. Manual management of these offboarding tasks can be time-consuming, error-prone, and pose security risks. To address these challenges, Net Friends recommends implementing automated offboarding.

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Secure Your Device with Automated Device Offboarding

What is Automated Offboarding?  

Net Friends uses Microsoft Intune, an endpoint management solution, to streamline the offboarding process. When your organization deploys Intune, each device is configured for remote access, enabling the management of software and data privileges for each user. Whether provisioning a new employee's device remotely or revoking access when they leave, this system efficiently handles the process.

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Benefits of Automated Offboarding

Benefits of Automated Offboarding

1. Enhanced Security & Data Protection

During an employee's departure, safeguarding sensitive company data and proprietary information is important. Automated offboarding allows your Managed Service Provider (MSP) to swiftly remove access to corporate resources, applications, and data, reducing the window of opportunity for unauthorized data access.

2. Compliance & Policy Adherence

Regulatory frameworks, such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), demand strict data privacy and compliance measures. Automated offboarding enables companies to implement standardized offboarding procedures consistently, demonstrating their commitment to data protection.

3. Knowledge Transfer

After the employee is locked out of their computer, other team members can access the information on it. Password managers, documents, and locally installed software remain accessible, even though the departing employee can no longer log in. This helps mitigate the issues related to transferring work in progress to other employees during transitions.

4. Time & Cost Savings

Manual offboarding processes can be resource-intensive, requiring HR personnel and IT administrators to invest considerable time and effort in handling numerous tasks. Automating repetitive tasks reduces the chance of human error, resulting in fewer support tickets and a smoother offboarding experience.

5. Improved Employee Experience

Employee departures can evoke mixed emotions, and a well-organized offboarding process can significantly impact how employees perceive their former employer. Automated offboarding is more efficient and streamlined, allowing departing employees to focus on their transition to the next opportunity without being burdened by administrative hassles.

Risks of Manual Offboarding

An MSP using an automated offboarding protocol can locate technology assets, aiding in the recovery of computers that might not have been returned.

With the automated system, access is proactively eliminated ensuring robust security measures are in place. In contrast, a manual process is less efficient and can require physical possession of the device to implement offboarding tasks.

Unrestricted access to company resources can result in:

  • Employees retain access to critical systems, potentially impacting an organization's security.
  • Improper offboarding procedures can potentially create legal issues due to non-compliance with data protection regulations, such as those stipulated by HIPAA.
  • Assets may be inadvertently left with the departing employee, making retrieval difficult.

Automated Offboarding with Net Friends  

Once companies have experienced an automated process, we discover that they are extremely satisfied with its simplicity and are eager to leave manual offboarding behind. The enhancements in security, compared to a manual process, justify the switch.

Contact us today and learn how we can help you simplify your offboarding processes, make them more secure, and let you focus on your business.

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