Now that the COVID-19 has so many of us working from home, more and more businesses are using a virtual private network, or VPN. VPNs encrypt data while in transit, which solves the issue with remote workstations. Not all VPNs are the same, so let’s make sure you select the right solution for your needs.

Why Do I Need a VPN?

How often do you find yourself accessing business data from outside the office? When you do, your data is vulnerable. Now during the coronavirus pandemic, we have remote workers accessing company data all day long. Hackers are having a field day. Right now and in the future, any business with remote workers needs a VPN.

What to Look for in a Business VPN

There are fundamental differences between a personal VPN and one designed for a business. Personal VPNs protect home users from online tracking. It’s a layer of protection.

A business VPN has different needs from an individual. First, the end-user isn’t generally controlling the VPN’s use. Business VPNs are set up for centralized management, controlling each end-users data protection through administration.

Second, there are different types of VPNs. Remote access VPNs, which are most common, preserve privacy and data in transit.

Site-to-site VPNs allow users working on different networks to access each other’s resources. This works well for businesses with multiple locations, as they allow data to be easily shared between locations without risk to security.

This is just a brief introduction. If you are ready to install a VPN, or if you just want to learn more, reach out to Quikteks. Our IT techs can evaluate your situation and recommend the best course of action for you. Call us at (973) 882-4644 today. We can help.

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