A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a group of computers networked together over a public network, usually the internet, to connect to a private network. Connecting to a VPN is simple and provides many benefits.
When using a VPN, you login with credentials and the computer exchanges trusted keys with a remote server. Once the server verifies you as authentic, all communications become encrypted. This encryption mechanism protects your communications from hackers, data theft and spying governments.
Businesses often leverage VPNs to provide access to network resources when staff are not physically in the office. The advantage is that staff can access their network over a secure encrypted connection, improving productivity and safety.
A VPN allows your business to connect easily and from anywhere. This can save you costs associated with long distance phone calls, eliminates the need for expensive long-distance leased lines and offloads support costs.
Using a VPN is just another tool in your business toolbox to protecting your companies’ privacy and security.