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What Can (and Can’t) a VPN Do for Your Business?

What Can (and Can’t) a VPN Do for Your Business?

A virtual private network, or VPN, is a critical part of keeping your business safe while operations are taking place out of the office, but a discussion needs to be had about what a VPN can do and what a VPN cannot do. This is especially important to know for keeping your company safe, so without further ado, let’s dive in.

First, we will discuss what a VPN can do to help your business stay secure; then we shall jump into what a VPN cannot do, or rather, what you cannot rely on a VPN for.

What is a VPN?

A VPN uses encryption to create what is called a “tunnel” between the data you are accessing and the device you are using to access that data. VPNs are particularly important in today’s environment of remote or hybrid workplaces, as onlookers could take a look at data while it’s in transit with relative ease, if they know where to look.

What Can It Do?

There are many reasons why your business should consider a VPN. Here are just a few of the features you can expect from one.

  • Securing your data while using public networks
  • Reducing online tracking and enhanced privacy
  • Limiting ISP monitoring and bandwidth throttling
  • Limiting geo-tracking
  • Accessing region-locked content

What Can’t It Do?

While VPNs are great tools that can help your organization achieve better privacy and security, there are certain things that they cannot do. Some of these might seem a little obvious and common-sense, but we need to mention them anyway.

  • Protecting from various threats
  • Improving password strength
  • Engaging in illegal activity

Want to Get Started with a VPN?

If your business is ready to start taking its data privacy and security seriously, White Mountain IT Services can help by hooking you up with a powerful virtual private network that can keep your company safe and secure. We understand the modern frustrations that companies have in today’s remote and hybrid workplace, so we will work with you to find a VPN that best suits your needs. To learn more, reach out to us at 603-889-0800.

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