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What Is A VPN?

by / Wednesday, 17 May 2017 / Published in News

There seems to be a million acronyms thrown around these days and VPN usage is on the rise. So, what is a VPN? A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. Think of it like operating inside the filling of a Jelly donut. Even though you may be in the nice white neat box with all the other donuts, your little enclosure blocks that tasty lemon filling from blending with the maple bars or bear claws (the Internet). A VPN gives business users a practical and pretty reliable way to enclose themselves while they are online, sheltering their work from the general public. It is a more secure way to work while connected to an insecure public network.

How does VPN work?

VPNs use encryption and tunneling protocols to move information around on your business network without allowing the outside world to peer in. This type of connection is great for mobile workers and remote computers.

Clear advantages of a VPN connection.  VPN users often enjoy better connectivity and less restriction especially when traveling out of the country. However, the clear advantage to using a VPN for business users is the increased security and privacy protection.