distribute files when connected to company network

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Hi guys,
We were working on a way to share some important company files with the employees. In that process we found that some of our guys use local wifi when working. The files we are sending are at risk of man in the middle attacks and we can’t risk exposing these files. So we decided only to deploy these files when they reach the office and connect to our office wifi, the office network uses certificate verification so its safe to use. Can anyone suggest a method to achieve this. Any help is appreciated.

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  • Participant

    alister

    Participant

    If its for ios devices, there is an option to force the device connection only to the network we setup. Pretty useful feature if you have already configured the wifi policy for the device. This will ensure security for the data transfer.

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    Ezequiel

    Participant

    I forgot to mention. All my devices are android phones. Almost all are above android 9. Actually we cant restrict the wifi connection to a single network, the employees will need to access wifi connects even after they leave the office.

  • Hexnode

    Johan Blake

    Moderator

    Hey @ezequiel,
    Thanks for reaching out to us.

    You can use the Dynamic Group feature to dynamically group devices according to the given conditions. In order to automatically categorize all enrolled devices based on their network connection, set the Dynamic Group condition filter as Network info > Wi-Fi IP Address > Is > input the IP address of the network connection.

    Now, upload the required files to the Hexnode portal from the Content tab and configure a new policy to transfer the files. Provide the file names and the location on the device where the files should be saved. Finally, associate the policy with the previously created dynamic group. The policy will be automatically associated with the devices connected to the specified Wi-Fi network.

    Hope that helps with your query.
    Johan Blake
    Hexnode UEM

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    Carlisle234

    Participant

    Definitely, a vpn is more secure than a proxy. The vpn works at the system level and encrypts all the data you send through it. Meanwhile, a proxy server doesn’t necessarily provide any extra security.

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    kendrick addy

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    Yes, true enough. But most of the vpn services are paid and they tend to decrease your network speed because all data is send only after it is encrypted. Affects you most when large data is transferred.