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Securing Remote Work with a VPN

As elements of the workforce become increasingly interconnected, remote work has become a staple for many workers worldwide. Whether working at a home office, working on the road, or simply working in the field, staying secure should be priority number one – and no better way to ensure security than making use of a virtual private network, commonly referred to as a VPN. 

 VPNs have quickly become one of the greatest, and most necessary, tools for keeping workers secure. They offer a range of benefits that allow any remote worker to perform their job with much needed confidence.

VPNs Explained: What Are They?

In basic terms, a VPN, or virtual private network, is a technology that establishes a secure and encrypted connection to a public network. By using a VPN when connecting to the internet, users are able to secure their personal data and information. Once connected, users can keep things private, like their IP address, along with data like browsing history, messages, and other activity.

VPNs not only offer security from a data protection standpoint, but they also can prevent and deter hackers and other malicious actors from tracking your online activity. 

Use Case Scenarios

For many businesses, the ability to be physically mobile while still attached to the company's network is essential. A VPN service offers an encrypted, secure tunnel to your company's network, allowing you to co-work, access shared files, and access your work as if you were sitting in your office – all while remaining secure. 

A VPN can benefit all types of businesses, from protecting their internal communications to securing file transfers and even financial information. Using a VPN is highly recommended, and even required in some industries such as financial, medical, and even legal, to protect highly sensitive client information and communication.

Working From Home

For any business with remote workers, no matter how far they may be from your home base, a VPN is essential for not only keeping their connection to your company's network secure, but for their internet activity as well. This is one of the best ways to ensure that while browsing sensitive and confidential company and/or client data, there's no one malicious looking over your digital shoulder.

Out in the Field

The same principles can be applied to workers who may be traveling for work and work primarily in the field or out on call. Since their work-related mobile devices will be accessing or even receiving sensitive company data, you'd want them to be just as secure as they would be at the office. 

Bypassing Geo-Restrictions

Using a VPN is also a well-known way for users to bypass any geo-restrictions they may encounter while traveling. VPN's can allow users to connect to servers in different locations, making it appear they are accessing the internet from a different region than they actually are physically in. 

How We Can Help

Are you looking to establish or upgrade your businesses current VPN configuration? Technical Resource Solutions can service and recommend VPN configurations to keep your team online regardless of their physical location. Contact us today to see how we can help your business stay secure. 

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