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How VPNs can Help You Protect Your Network

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How VPNs can Help You Protect Your Network

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have become one of the most widely used technologies in today’s business world. Protecting your sensitive data against cyberattack should be of the upmost importance for any organization, as an intrusion can result in devastating financial and reputational damage. If a malicious actor gains access to your network, they can access and manipulate files, stealing private information and installing malicious software on your machines. This article aims to provide an overview of the advantages of deploying a VPN for your organization,


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Protect your network against unwanted eyes
One of the biggest advantages of using a VPN on your organization’s network is that it reduces the chance that a cyberattacker gains access to your network. VPNs encrypt your data from end-to-end while it propagates through the internet. As a result, this minimizes the chance that your data is intercepted and stolen by malicious actors. In addition, any VoIP services such as VoIP calls are also protected.

Scalability to Increase Flexibility and Reduce Operation Costs
Managing IT infrastructure when the size of your team will always be a challenge – changes to the size of your company can result in infrastructure being left underused, or requiring replacements and expensive expansions. With the increase of cloud computing, this issue has been reduced due to the flexible scalability of these new platforms. In a similar fashion, VPN plans are scalable, meaning that you can easily change the size of your offering to match your organization’s specific needs at any one time. This makes it easy to evolve your IT infrastructure with respect to your organization, reducing wasted costs in the long run.

Increase Security Management Protocols
Access controls are an effective method of protecting sensitive files on your network. By limiting the access that employees have to certain files on a need-to-use basis, you reduce the change of cybercriminals gaining access to these same files in the event that they compromise one of of these computers.

How to Implement VPN Solution for your Business?

Ensure to use a reputable vendor
There are many different VPN vendors available in today’s market, from Watchguard to NordVPN. Depending on your organization’s specific needs, different solutions may offer more or less value for your requirements. Make sure to fully understand your needs prior to commuting to a solution. One of the most effective methods of doing this is partnering with an Managed Service Provider (MSP) which can provide consulting services to help your make this critical decision.

Ensure that your Employees are kept in-the-loop
VPNs can affect the workflows of many of your team’s members. To ensure a smooth transition, make sure to keep them informed about the transition dates and instructions on what to expect moving forward.

GIGE Corporation has been helping organizations manage their Network and VPN connections for over 30 years. Call us at +1 888 366 4443 or email info@gige.ca to get started today.

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