Remote Access Policy

 Last Update Status: Updated 25 Apr 2024 

1. Overview

Remote access to our corporate network is essential to maintain our Team’s productivity, but in many cases this remote access originates from networks that may already be compromised or are at a significantly lower security posture than our corporate network. While these remote networks are beyond the control of Hypergolic Reactions, private policy, we must mitigate these external risks the best of our ability.

2. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to define rules and requirements for connecting to BITHOST PRIVATE LIMITED's network or servers from any host. These rules and requirements are designed to minimize the potential exposure to BITHOST from damages which may result from unauthorized use of BITHOST resources. Damages include the loss of sensitive or company confidential data, intellectual property, damage to public image, damage to critical BITHOST internal systems, and fines or other financial liabilities incurred as a result of those losses.

3. Scope

This policy applies to all BITHOST PRIVATE LIMITED employees, contractors, vendors and agents with a BITHOST-owned or personally-owned computer or workstation used to connect to the BITHOST network. This policy applies to remote access connections used to do work on behalf of BITHOST >, including reading or sending email and viewing intranet web resources. This policy covers any and all technical implementations of remote access used to connect to BITHOST networks, servers.

4. Policy

It is the responsibility of BITHOST employees, contractors, vendors and agents with remote access privileges to BITHOST's corporate network to ensure that their remote access connection is given the same consideration as the user's on-site connection to BITHOST PRIVATE LIMITED.

General access to the Internet for recreational use through the network is strictly limited to BITHOST employees, contractors, vendors and agents (hereafter referred to as “Authorized Users”). When accessing the network from a personal computer, Authorized Users are responsible for preventing access to any BITHOST computer resources or  data by non-Authorized Users. Performance of illegal activities through the BITHOST network by any user (Authorized or otherwise) is prohibited. The Authorized User bears responsibility for and consequences of misuse of the Authorized User’s access. For further information and definitions, see the Acceptable Use Policy.

Authorized Users will not use BITHOST networks to access the Internet for outside business interests.

For additional information regarding BITHOST's remote access connection options, including how to obtain a remote access login, free anti-virus software, troubleshooting, etc., go to the Remote Access Services website BITSHOST

  1. Requirements
    1. Secure remote access must be strictly controlled with encryption (i.e., Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)) and strong pass-phrases. For further information see the Acceptable Encryption Policy and the Password Policy.
    2. Authorized Users shall protect their login and password, even from family members. 
    3. While using a BITHOST-owned computer to remotely connect to BITHOST's corporate network, Authorized Users shall ensure the remote host is not connected to any other network at the same time, with the exception of personal networks that are under their complete control or under the complete control of an Authorized User or Third Party. 
    4. Use of external resources to conduct BITHOST business must be approved in advance by InfoSec and the appropriate business unit manager.
    5. All hosts that are connected to BITHOST  internal networks via remote access technologies must use the most up-to-date anti-virus software (, this includes personal computers. Third party connections must comply with requirements as stated in the Third Party Agreement.
    6. Personal equipment used to connect to BITHOST's networks must meet the requirements of BITHOST-owned equipment for remote access as stated in the Hardware and Software Configuration Standards for Remote Access to BITHOST.

5. Policy Compliance

  1. Compliance Measurement
    The Infosec team will verify compliance to this policy through various methods, including but not limited to, business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner. 
  2. Exceptions
    Any exception to the policy must be approved by the Infosec team in advance. 
  3. Non-Compliance
    An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

6. Related Standards, Policies and Processes

Please review the following policies for details of protecting information when accessing the corporate network via remote access methods, and acceptable use of BITHOST’s network:

  1. Password Policy

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