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Published: February 21, 2016 07:02
As your business grows, your workforce may expand to include staff working from outside your office. You may have staff that travel and staff that work from home. You may also be in a position to open new offices across town, across the country or possibly across the world. In all of these scenarios, your employees will require secure access to your network to share information. This includes accessing office files found on your internal network, multiple user sharing of files, accessing internal content from your intranet (private internal network), connecting to office databases and accessing office computers remotely. The technology most commonly used to provide this type of secure access is the use of a virtual private network (VPN).
A VPN is an overlay network that uses public communications infrastructure (like the internet) to provide remote workers or multiple sites with secure access to a central network. By using a VPN, you can ensure the security of your intellectual property since anyone who might intercept the encrypted data will not be able to read it.
To avoid the headache of installing and configuring your VPN software and equipment, many small businesses can now easily secure their networks by outsourcing their IT needs to managed IT service providers.
Why your Business Needs a VPN