VPN For Your Business
Priority Networks Inc weighs in on various types of VPNs for a business. (Source: business.com, What Type Of VPN Is Best For Your Business?, Sean Peek, July 1, 2022, https://www.business.com/vpn/types/ ).
Author Sean Peek writes on the use of VPNs for businesses in a business.com article. Sean Peek highlights how important it is for companies to know about the types of VPNs to keep their businesses secure. A virtual private network allows users to create an encrypted connection between the internet and their devices.
Knowing the different VPN types would help businesses decide which is best suited for their needs.
Priority Networks Inc firmly believes that the encryption and privacy protection a VPN offers are why you should get a VPN for your business. It secures your valuable data from apps and services that could otherwise access it. It protects every device on your network, ensuring complete security.
1) Remote access
A remote access VPN connects to a remote server located in a remote country. You can enjoy privacy and protection by using a relatively inexpensive service. While it is used most commonly, it is not suited for businesses and is meant for individuals. According to Peek, a small business would find this VPN useful.
2) Site to site
Instead of connecting to one remote server, a site-to-site VPN allows multiple LANs to connect to each other. This facilitates sharing of resources. In this arrangement, one router is a VPN client, while the other is a server. Businesses prefer this option to connect multiple offices or to connect with remote workers.
A client-based VPN offers a remote network connection using a client or an application. The client would manage the VPN’s communication. An encrypted link is built, ensuring a secure exchange of data. This VPN is best suited for remote employees as well as single business users who want to connect to the company network.
“We at Priority Networks Inc offer clients IT support services and solutions. We advise our clients on their VPN choice based on their business needs. We believe many factors are involved in deciding the VPN to use. The scale of the business, nature of the business, the number of employees, and remote employees would decide this. Small businesses can easily manage with remote access VPNs, while slightly larger businesses can use site-to-site VPNs. If a business is substantial and has very specific needs, we advise them to opt for an enterprise VPN.”
Peek lists out the various protocols used, which include:
- Internet protocol security
- Layer2 tunneling protocol
- Point-to-point tunneling protocol
- SLS and TLS
- Secure Shell
Each of these protocols has distinct pros and cons that a business should consider before choosing.
“We at Priority Networks Inc believe that Open VPN or LTP and IP Sec are beneficial for businesses. The strong security and encryption they offer and compatibility with almost all OS and devices are why a business should consider these options. We believe every business needs to secure their company and protect their valuable data by choosing the right VPN solution.”