Bredy Network Management Corporation Blogs

3 minutes reading time (579 words)

Protecting Your Data Is Easier With A VPN

Protecting Your Data Is Easier With A VPN

Does your business focus enough on security? One of the best solutions that you can consider is a virtual private network, or VPN. By implementing a VPN solution, you can improve the security and privacy on your devices even while out of the office on important business trips or at conferences. What can a VPN do for your business?

Essentially, a VPN can mask your traffic so you can access your company data securely while out of the office. It does this through powerful, military-grade encryption protocol that scrambles your data while it’s in transit. The data is then decrypted when it has reached its destination, keeping hackers from taking advantage of any data that they stole while you’re out and about. It’s an important asset that lets your organization and its employees remotely access data while on the road on mobile devices.

The VPN’s primary use is to access important information on your business’s network without worrying about the data being swiped by hackers. This lets your workers continue to be productive even when they aren’t in the safety of your in-house network. VPNs can even allow your business to keep a virtual desktop running, which can let your workers access their in-house desktop without being in the office.

Of course, priority #1 should always be security, especially considering the fact that cybersecurity is such a problem for businesses of all sizes. Criminals take full advantage of advances in technology just like security professionals do, so leaps and bounds in security developments also present new challenges for hackers to overcome.

Now, what if you’re on a business trip and you need to access your data? While your hotel or coffee shop might have a Wi-Fi password, there’s no way that you can guarantee its security (since you’re not the one managing it). If you access sensitive data over this connection, there’s a chance that hackers could be lurking in the shadows, watching and waiting to make their move. They don’t even have to be in the same room as you. They could be down the hall with the shades pulled over the window, watching your every move on the network, or they could be at the diner down the street.

The point we’re trying to make is that public Wi-Fi is unpredictable and dangerous if you aren’t protected. A lot can be said about the person whose data is being stolen, and a hacker can use that data to their advantage. A VPN can protect your business’s assets, even when you’re out of the office.

We’ve seen other uses for VPNs, as well. They are often used to ensure privacy of residents or secure access to websites that are protected by geographic restrictions. For example, China has outlawed the use of VPNs since they are often used to get around the Great Firewall, giving citizens access to information that they otherwise would not be able to view. Other countries continue to follow suit, including Russia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Venezuela. While this makes it more difficult for businesses in these countries to secure themselves, just think about the implication that this presents. VPNs are so secure that countries known for censorship and cyber espionage are banning them because they conflict with their agendas. It’s impossible to regulate traffic that’s encrypted like this, so they flat out ban the technology.

If your business wants to ensure protection while on the go, a VPN is a good start. To get started, reach out to BNMC at 978-482-2020.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, July 23 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Cloud Email Malware Privacy Hackers Business Computing Internet Software Microsoft Google Business Mobile Devices Network Security Computer Hosted Solutions Ransomware Smartphone Android Managed IT Services IT Services Tech Term Windows Small Business IT Support Backup Data Management Hardware Windows 10 Data Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Browser Innovation Internet of Things App User Tips Business Continuity Encryption Artificial Intelligence Gmail Remote Monitoring Facebook Server Data Recovery Business Management Saving Money Word Outsourced IT Tip of the week Disaster Recovery Productivity Smartphones Data Backup Productivity Vulnerability Money Chrome Communication IT Support Office 365 Managed Service Provider Phishing Efficiency Infrastructure Managed IT Services Windows 10 communications Robot Antivirus Passwords Big Data Network Employer-Employee Relationship Data storage Settings Government IT Management YouTube Google Drive Microsoft Office Content Filtering Bandwidth Applications Upgrade Risk Management Social Media Website Analytics Office Tips Vendor Management Monitors Storage Two-factor Authentication Company Culture Save Money The Internet of Things Avoiding Downtime Wireless Automation Scam VoIP Managing Stress End of Support Virtual Reality Mobile Device Spam Computing Outlook Paperless Office SaaS VPN WiFi LiFi Workplace Tips Data Security HIPAA Holiday Hosted Solution Server Management Business Technology Data loss Virtual Private Network Mobile Security Unified Threat Management BYOD Administration Mouse Telephone Systems Alert Miscellaneous Maintenance Apple Firewall Tech Support Google Wallet Bluetooth Comparison Modem FinTech Virtual Desktop Bitcoin Firefox Superfish Staff Leominster Sports Printing Regulations Document Management Spyware Chromebook Business Growth Address Permissions Language Value Laptop Uninterrupted Power Supply Mirgation Recycling Computer Care IBM Legal Patch Management Managed IT Service IoT File Sharing Social Engineering Password User Error Solid State Drive Websites Unified Communications Drones Specifications Cookies MSP Windows 8 Customer Relationship Management Augmented Reality K-12 Schools Heating/Cooling Multi-Factor Security Social Networking Identity Theft Hacker Computing Infrastructure Professional Services Printer Chatbots eWaste Downtime Training Corporate Profile Deep Learning Break Fix Star Wars Cybercrime Safety Time Management Hard Disk Drive Search Black Friday Nanotechnology Development Automobile Remote Computing Networking Wearable Technology Marketing Network upgrade Servers Google Calendar Motherboard Cables Network Congestion Alt Codes Emergency Alerts Gadgets USB Dell Network Management Access Control Identity Continuity WannaCry Bring Your Own Device Operating System Dark Web Fraud Cost Management Cabling Wi-Fi Budget Cyber Monday Screen Reader Charging Google Maps Writing Social Smart Office Information Technology Legislation Wires Computers Typing Humor Licensing Users Dongle Halloween Touchscreen SharePoint Solar Dark Data Best Practice Microsoft Excel Assessment Current Events Managed IT Smart Technology Smart Tech Retail Quick Tips Techology Work Politics Apps Statistics Tablet Router Voice over Internet Protocol Digital Payment Display Cryptocurrency How To Lenovo Cooperation Service Level Agreement Scary Stories desktop IT solutions Going Green Downloads Compliance Business Intelligence Digital Customer Service Google Docs Mail Merge Blockchain Hotspot Internet Exlporer Running Cable Disaster Optimization Buisness Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service Connectivity Collaboration Office Samsung Education Hacks VoIP Unified Threat Management IT Technicians CCTV Black Market Law Enforcement Webcam Electronic Medical Records Notifications Physical Security Error Twitter Upgrades Gadget Emoji Point of Sale Ben McDonald shares Travel Crowdsourcing Mobile Device Management G Suite Personal Information Botnet 3D Printing Supercomputer CrashOverride Cortana Staffing Motion Sickness Mobile Computing Taxes Machine Learning Administrator Processors Unsupported Software BDR IT Budget Virtualization Web Server what was your? GPS Update IT Consultant Computer Repair Relocation Mobile Data Cameras Tracking Recovery Meetings How To Work/Life Balance Cleaning Health Private Cloud

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      What Our Clients Say

      • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3