The Importance of VPN Connection on Public WIFI Networks
Many businesses require remote access to their networks and / or servers, however accessing your network remotely on a public wifi service or unsecured internet channel carries a lot of risks. According to a study conducted by by Global Web Index, only one in 4 candidates are utilising a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to ensure a secure and encoded connection to prevent unauthorised access. This means that many business owners are running a tremendous risk with their data, many of them unaware of the threat of being hacked and having their data stolen or corrupted.
What IS a VPN?
VPN technology extends a private network across a public network while encrypting the connection to prevent unauthorised access to your desired site. The VPN gives you the flexibility to access your data from anywhere in the world without having to fear your confidential information being intercepted. A VPN can be established on Linux, Mac, Windows and even a smart phone, if required.
Setting Up a VPN
The first thing you need to do is enable a VPN router to permit legitimate traffic only. Then, you must check that the server can manage an incoming VPN connection in order to access the required data. Finally, you set up the connection by setting up the VPN connection and entering the IP address or domain of the server to which you wish to connect.
With hacking, malware and internet security becoming more common, the number of people looking for an efficient and effective way to secure their data (and, perhaps more importantly – peace of mind) is also on the rise. If you require support setting up a VPN for your home or small business, our onsite IT support team is always willing to assist.