Virtual Private Network (VPN) Solutions for Businesses
Singapore is one of the world’s leading countries in business and technology. However, that also makes it a prime target for online hackers and illegal data mining. With Singapore’s reputation as the top commerce and communications hub in Southeast Asia, the threats often come from outside hence the need for tighter online security.
A simple solution is to implement a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect the information passing through your company. Having a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can eliminate and minimize majority of these outside threats thus making it an essential yet cost effective solution for protecting your business.
A report from WIRED magazine indicates that 70 percent of small business owners surveyed had no idea what a VPN is, or how it could help their business. If you fall into the majority of business owners who have not heard of a VPN, the following information will help illustrate how a company’s VPN setup can potentially secure your data from external threats.
What is a VPN ?
After a company’s VPN setup is successful and configured correctly, it creates a virtual cable between a computer and the server, encapsulating the encrypted information with an IP header that routes your sensitive information safely and securely through the internet to the intended computer on the other end. The encryption tools make it impossible for your information to be read, while encapsulation helps to protect it at the most vulnerable points of internet communications.
There are mainly 2 types of VPN:
- Remote Access VPN
This allows connection to a private network and access its services and resources remotely which is widely used for business users as well as home users. A travelling corporate employee can also connect to his/her company’s private network to resume work.
- Site-to-Site VPN
Companies with offices in different geographical locations typically uses site-to-site VPN to create a virtual bridge between the networks at offsite offices. The communication between the different locations will commence only after an authentication is validated.
Why is A VPN Important?
Ultimately, the greatest use of a VPN is ensuring that your business, customers, and business partners have the finest online security to protect your transactions. Here, we highlight the key advantages of a VPN for business use:
- Improved communications and productivity
If your employees travel a lot, you will want to give them a secure network to log into instead of using public networks. Public wi-fi networks can be easily hacked or spied on so if your employees are sending or receiving sensitive data, protect it with a VPN.
- Reduce risk of breaches and attacks
According to leading cybersecurity company Symantec, only major cyberattacks are ever reported to the authorities. There are many more that you do not hear about. Reduce the risk of by securing your network to avoid becoming a statistic.
- Make your clients feel secure
If you collect any data or information from clients, you will want to give them the utmost security assurance. Alleviate the client’s worries by keeping their data secure.
- No restrictions while overseas
Some countries banned certain sites from being accessed. For example, Facebook is not accessible in China. VPN can overcome restriction set by certain countries, giving you unbridled access to the Internet.
Contact Us for your VPN Solutions
Many businesses have employees that work remotely or require travelling. Having a VPN network in place helps to protect the exchange of information while helping your business operate more effectively by allowing the flexibility of working from anywhere in the world.
Clearly, the ability to protect critical information while enabling global communications in a secure environment makes VPN solution an important part of your business.
Contact us now to learn how we can assist you to setup a VPN for your business!