By Bill Minahan | February 18, 2020 | 1 Comment
All businesses, big or small, can benefit from a VPN. The objective of a VPN is to keep your traffic and activity online secure and private.
A VPN is a cost-effective way to heighten your security and prevent data breaches or cyber security incidents.
VPNs enable users to work remotely and bypass geo-restrictions.
If you want to read more about VPNs and what they do, check out how they work here.
If you think your business is too small to be the target of cyber attacks, then think again. Unfortunately, one in every five small businesses falls victim to a cyber attack. Furthermore, 60% of those small businesses go out of business within 6 months.
Cyber security is a growing threat to small businesses.
As a result, many small businesses are utilizing VPNs to keep their data secure.
The objective of a VPN is to establish a private network across a public one. You can think of a VPN like a tunnel that allows authorized users to send and receive data securely across a shared or public network.
It is especially useful for working professionals who access corporate data over free internet in establishments like coffee shops, hotels, and airports. There are a variety of security risks that come with using public Wi-Fi.
For small businesses that have remote workers, multiple branches, and frequent traveling employees, VPNs are a must.
A VPN allows a remote or traveling employee to securely access company systems. A VPN encrypts confidential data and traffic. That way, outsiders cannot see the activity or traffic that occurs between remote workers and their company network and systems.
Furthermore, a VPN provides the same service for entire branches. As a result, branches in different locations can all access company servers and databases without weakening security.
Therefore, a VPN can add security for individual remote workers as well as entire branches.
Additionally, VPNs allow traveling workers to bypass geo-restrictions on services and content. Specifically, if your employee is in China but using a VPN from the U.S., he/she will still be able to access Facebook, despite China’s ban.
As a result, VPNs allow workers to access the internet and its services from abroad as if they were in the U.S. Which, to many small businesses with traveling workers, is a major plus.
VPNs are extremely cost-effective. Small businesses can utilize a VPN for around $10 a month per user. In some cases, even less.
However, all VPNs do not offer the same level of security. For your business, you want to pick a VPN that utilizes encryption and anti-malware software.
If your small business is ready to get set up with a VPN, schedule an appointment with one of our cyber security experts.
Otherwise, you can call us directly at 855-459-6600.