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In this day and age, concerns over online privacy are more crucial than ever. At Verstech, we employ a number of VPN services that can protect your privacy and give you a safer experience online.
Most people think that VPN technology is really expensive and that they wouldn’t be able to afford this type of connectivity in their SME. That’s totally not the case! We use a range of technologies to create VPNs for our Southampton clients. Our services are cost-effective, work in almost any situation and built with the client in mind. We always work with you to implement a manageable solution for your users.
Now, for those of you wondering what the heck a VPN is, buckle up!
Making VPNs work for your Southampton business
Keep it safe. Keep it secure. Keep it connected.
Virtual Private Networks – or “VPNs” for short – are used by Southampton businesses for many reasons. Yet, they typically fall under the same umbrella; and that’s to securely connect an individual client – often a single PC – to a larger service provider.
Now in the past, these types of connections were mostly reserved for business settings. Such as when a large employer wanted to give their employees access to a secured internal network over the internet. This could be used while they were working from home or in the field (not a literal field – but on the go).
Cut to today.
A lot’s changed over the last decade but there was only one global event that forced entire countries into lockdown. When coronavirus hit, businesses were forced to work from home (hopefully not in an actual field – we can’t imagine anyone could’ve handled that for this long). During this time, the general public was forced to adapt to these “unprecedented times” *sigh* (we’re tired of saying it too).
Nowadays, VPNs are far more commonly used by a range of Southampton businesses and even individuals. These individuals – for a range of reasons – wish to keep their activities online secure and private. These reasons range from the completely understandable (like banking details) – to the legally and/or morally grey – to the downright paranoid and delusional.
Yet when it came to preparing your home base from cyber incursions during the lockdown, there wasn’t ever a briefing. Why? After all, in a time when everyone was grounded, the home defence was the number one priority. We were all expected to keep physically clean – hands, face, space and all that. But did no one stop for a second and consider the implications of working from home and how we could keep clean virtually? After all, we all have our bank details stored on our home PCs and everybody and their mums is packin’ round here. Like who? Farmers. Who else? Farmers’ mums.
So really, we need to protect ourselves . . . and our farmers’ mums.
The dos and don’ts of VPNS
- Protect against government or ISP monitoring
- Mask your location
- Help you avoid bandwidth throttling
- Carry out illegal activities . . . wait, what?
- No one is completely anonymous or safe online
- They can’t protect you against viruses
- Lost your passwords? Nowt to do with a VPN
- Illegal activity is still very much illegal!
So what does it do?
Tightening your network security.
Now, the first step of the security process for a VPN involves creating a Tunnel Protocol, which acts as – well – a tunnel. This conduit packets the information and creates a security layer. This security layer instantly terminates the connection whenever it detects an intrusion. It then reconnects the client back to the server using a different route. How? It does this by avoiding the compromised point(s) or the entire previous route altogether.
To better explain this, why not just picture the truck sequence in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s a phenomenal experience – possibly one of the greatest action sequences put to film. That right there is what’s happening on a cyber-scale within the confines of your computer network. Every day your very own VPN adventurer is making sure your data (or your Ark of the Covenant) is safe. To do this, it hijacks connections (trucks) and diverts your data’s trajectory to ensure its security.
Once this is all over and the VPN has to go up for round two (don’t worry, there’s no Temple of Doom references here) some VPN services will do when better. In fact, the next time around, some services even utilise highly specified routes. They do this because they consider them to be lower risk than the ones they’ve just travelled. This is usually based on some sort of internally established metrics or a working partnership with the operator.
Get in touch with the team to ask about our Southampton VPN services.
Based in the coastal town of Poole, Dorset, our team offer a range of services tailored to you and your business. We work with businesses throughout the UK to provide our clients with a professional service.
Want to learn more about our awesome Southampton VPN services? Give us a call on 01202 237374 and speak to one of our friendly experts today! You can also use the contact form below.