This blog series is all about the ways our IT Services can save you money. To kick this off we begin with VPN- Virtual Private Network. VPN is where users can use a private and protected network connection over a network which is available to the public.
VPN protects you from hackers and other potential threats by protecting your identity, privacy, and online browsing. Now that we understanding what VPN is and what it does, let us jump right in to how it saves you money by looking at a case study.
VPN Setup – Creating Cost Effective Solutions
Overview & Requirement:
Client B is a small business with less than 5 employees, they have a file server within their main office; but they were looking for a cost effective solution to be able to access their documents from their server remotely whilst travelling for business for extended periods.
Cost Effective Solution:
In this case, Client B only required remote access for the Managing Director and no other employees. So, after looking at various viable options, when considering the budget and time constraints, we opted for an OpenVPN solution. An OpenVPN comprises of a small computer device which is installed within the client’s office that will allow a tunneled connection through to access their private network.
To do this we used an open source Linux – we used this because it is a free software that can be manipulated to support the OpenVPN solution – along with the free / unlicensed version of OpenVPN (although this only allows two concurrent connections).
The reason we opted for OpenVPN, rather than other standards, was due to the flexibility and security of the platform. It is widely adopted system and thus most mobile devices and operating systems will have a compatible client for access. (i.e. Microsoft/Mac etc.)
We hope this brought more clarity on VPN and how it works.
If you think saving money for your business using VPN is something you wish to do, reach out to us. Consultations are free.
Thank you for reading…Cinco Amor Team