When it comes to security, one often overlooked tool is the virtual private network, or VPN. We recommend that all businesses use a VPN to keep remote and hybrid workers from inadvertently putting your business’ data at risk while out of the office. Let’s go over why a VPN is so effective, as well as what you should look for in a business-grade VPN tool.
A VPN gives your employees a secure connection to your business network through the use of an encrypted tunnel. This is an absolute must-have for any organizations that have employees who work remotely at least part of the time (which, as we are sure the pandemic has influenced, is many, many companies). This encryption provides your network with a way to protect its data from being harvested and collected while it’s moving to and from the safety of your business’ network.
There are different types of VPNs, however, and they are not all going to be a perfect fit for your organization. Let’s go over what you should consider for your business’ needs.
We’re sure you’ve seen them, the sponsorships that commercialized VPNs get through partnering with YouTube personalities and channels. Solutions like NordVPN and ExpressVPN might feel like decent choices, and while they aren’t bad, necessarily, they are certainly not what your business needs. The biggest benefit of using a consumer-based VPN is anonymizing web browsing by connecting you to a generic proxy, whereas a business-grade VPN will do so much more, including securing your web browsing by connecting users directly to your business network.
The better your encryption, the more secure your network will be. Thus, it stands to reason that you should aim for the highest encryption grade possible so that even if hackers do manage to steal data, it’s protected by only the most powerful systems available. We can set you up with a VPN that meets the standards expected of any modern business.
Finally, a VPN must be easy to use if you want it to be effective. Your team should be able to use it with minimal to no trouble so that they will see the value in using it. It won’t seem like an inconvenience, which will be crucial in order to get everyone on board with it.
Heart of Texas Network Consultants can help you find the best VPN out there for your business’ specific needs. To learn more, call us today at (254) 848-7100.