Virtual Private Network
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to your office or Local Area Network is an important step in securing your network and keeping hackers and data thieves out. Connecting remote offices or connecting users from home is a task that TCS does regularly. We can help you to implement a secure and reliable VPN between all of your locations.
What is a VPN?
A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection. Normally this is done with physical firewalls, but for mobile users who are not always in the same location. This can be done through a VPN software client installed on a laptop. In either case this VPN connection once it is established, enables computer(s) to send and receive data across public networks, as they are directly connected to the private network. Making a VPN connection allows a user to enjoy all of the benefits of being directly connected to the network. 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 main office, but if the satellite office or home office has a 1MB internet connection, than 1MB is going to dictate the performance of your VPN connection. Even with this performance limitation most users enjoy the ability to open files, print and run applications the same way they do when they are physically in the office.
VPN is a network that is created by using public wires — usually the Internet — to connect to a private network, such as a company’s internal network. There are a number of systems that 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.
Consumer VPN Services
Consumers use a private VPN service, also known as a VPN tunnel, to protect their online activity and identity. By using an anonymous VPN service, a user’s Internet traffic and data remain encrypted, which prevents eavesdroppers from sniffing Internet activity. A VPN service is especially useful when accessing public Wi-Fihotspots. The public wireless services might not be secure. In addition to public Wi-Fi security, a private VPN service also provides consumers with uncensored Internet access and can help prevent data theft and unblock websites. Webopedia.
Call us today 336-804-8449 for a no obligation meeting to discuss your VPN needs.