Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » Blog »

How to Create a Secure Business VPN

Small Business VPN SecurityA Virtual Private network (VPN) uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect securely to a private network (such as a company's network) to communicate confidentially over the public network. 

Using a VPN will let you share files and resources – including voice, video or data files -- as though you were physically connected on the same network. It's a good option for remote workers and organizations with global offices and partners to share data in a private manner.

To connect entire networks together via a VPN (commonly called site-to-site connections) it's best to make the connection at each location's main network router or gateway, which requires a router or a gateway with built-in VPN functionality. You'll find most VPN solutions also support remote access to users outside of the office; for example, when your employees use Wi-Fi hotspots at hotels, airports, or even their home. This requires that their computer or mobile device supports the same VPN method as your company's VPN solution.

Small Business Computing  recently discussed how using a VPN benefits your small business network. This article, How to Connect Multiple Offices with VPN provides an excellent overview of VPN protocols, VPN routers, firmware and other important tech issues to consider when setting up a business VPN.

dynaboot.com said on November 11, 2013 00:49 AM PST

Awesome tips, thanks!

dynaboot said on October 18, 2013 08:35 AM PDT

Nice submission, thanks!

Yasmine Iadarola said on October 15, 2013 03:52 AM PDT

I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!

dynaboot said on October 07, 2013 00:31 AM PDT

Very useful, thanks for sharing!

Alez said on July 23, 2013 01:09 AM PDT

Its an good Post on VPN is really helpful in while surfing internet. sometime you can not access some website due to regional restriction on web but VPN solve this purpose.

Daniel Naveen Raj said on March 12, 2013 22:40 PM PDT

This was an nice articles, was more usefull abt the web

Stephen Pitts said on March 07, 2013 21:46 PM PST

Its an Interesting Post. VPN is really helpful in while surfing internet. sometime you can not access some site due to reginal restriction on internet but VPN solve this purpose.

remotetechhelp said on January 02, 2013 21:35 PM PST

I'm here to help

Web Design said on August 10, 2012 20:46 PM PDT

Thanks for the article. Some good information.

SecurEnvoy said on June 21, 2012 08:04 AM PDT

Good post on Virtual Private Networks - its great to share files and resources but to make sure you are really safe we at SecurEnvoy do advise its important to use Two Factor Authentication technology to make sure VPN's are not hacked.

Make a comment

    (Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.


    The Problem with Statistics

    We look at a few of the more troubling aspects of statistics and how these may be used to advance an agenda or skew the facts to someone's... Read More »

    29 Free Android Apps for Cash-Strapped Students

    From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »

    Sharing Threat Intelligence

    A growing number of startups make the sharing of threat intelligence a key part of their solutions. Read More »

    The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

    The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »

    Network Fundamentals Study Guide

    Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »

    Computer Architecture Study Guide

    This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »