One of the most important decisions that you will make when starting or maintaining your business involves security. In the past, to access files or other information, a person would have to physically break-in the office. Now, all that is needed to retrieve data is an internet connection. A VPN (virtual private network) provides you with added security.
What is a Virtual Private Network?
A virtual private network encrypts the data that you send and receive using a public (insecure) network. The VPN hardware acts as a middle man. The difference that VPN provides is protecting your data during the process. In addition to the added security, VPN is used by businesses to access remote servers and network resources.
To use the VPN, the user launches the VPN client on their device or clicks a link to a website. Next, the user will log-in with the necessary credentials. Once the credentials are established as authentic, the user is free to use the secured internet connection.
Why use VPN?
Many businesses are making the switch to using a virtual private network as the popularity of working outside of the office increases. Security is a paramount concern for businesses, it is essential to protect client data. Many industries, such as legal and healthcare, keep sensitive client information. To adhere to industry data guidelines, these businesses must guard client data.