Virtual Private Network
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a virtual private network created using public wires — usually the Internet — to connect to a private network, such as a company’s internal network at the corporate office. Many systems enable you to create networks using the Internet as the medium for transporting data. These systems use encryption and other security features to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.
Setting up a VPN to your office or Local Area Network is an essential step in securing your network and keeping out hackers and data thieves. Connecting remote offices or connecting users from home or the road is a task that TCS regularly does. We can help you install a secure and reliable VPN between all your users regardless of location.
What is a VPN?
A VPN is created by setting up a secure point-to-point connection. Usually, this is done with physical firewalls, but for mobile users who are not always in the same location. This is done through a VPN software client installed on their mobile device. In either case, this VPN connection enables computer(s) to send and receive data across public networks, as if they are directly connected to the private network. Making a VPN connection allows a user to enjoy all the benefits of being directly connected to the network. Things like security policies, drive, and printer mappings are all available through a VPN connection.
Naturally, the performance on a VPN is directly proportional to the amount of bandwidth available. You might have a 50MB internet connection at the central office. If the satellite office or home office has a 1MB internet connection, then 1MB will be the limit of the performance of your VPN connection. Regardless of this performance limitation, most users enjoy the ability to open files and print and run applications in the same way they do when they are physically in the office.
Consumer VPN Services
Consumers can use a private VPN service, also known as a VPN tunnel, to protect their online activity and identity. When using a VPN service, a user’s Internet traffic and data are encrypted, which prevents eavesdroppers from spying on their Internet activity. Some type of VPN service is especially useful when using public WiFi hotspots. Public wireless services at restaurants, coffee shops, and more are almost guaranteed to be insecure. A private VPN service provides consumers with uncensored Internet access and can help prevent data theft and unblock websites that might are blocked without a VPN. Webopedia.
Call us today 336-804-8449 or fill out a form here for a no-obligation meeting to discuss your VPN needs.