VPN is short for Virtual Private Network is a way for people to protect their privacy and data from hackers, repressive governments, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) looking to sell their data to companies and any other bad actors.
Using the internet without a VPN is like travelling on a train, everyone inside and outside the train can see what you’re doing and where you’re going. On the other hand, using the internet with a VPN is like using a car with tinted windows, no one can see where you’re going or what you’re doing.
Using a VPN secures your privacy by encrypting data which makes it unreadable to third parties like ISPs, Governments, Hackers.
The ‘work from home’ movement was slowly gaining ground before Covid-19, but after Covid-19 work from home has become a necessity. Obviously switching from working in a secure office to working from a home connection has come with its share of problems. Chief among them is the security of networks that organizations use for communication.
You will have people working from multiple locations, using different types of devices, and using different ISPs. Many of them may also be accessing your private organization information using public networks. The work from home employees will be your biggest cybersecurity threats. VPN is an excellent way to secure your home office.
There are two types of VPNs, cloud-based and hardware-based. A cloud-based VPN offers many advantages over a hardware-based VPN.
The hardware-based VPNs are physical devices while cloud-based VPNs are applications that can just be installed on work devices. Both perform the same function of protecting data, data encryption and secure access to data.
Cloud-based VPNs have significant advantages over hardware-based VPNs in cost, setup time, functionality, useability and scalability. The hardware-based VPNs are difficult and time-consuming to install and require a dedicated IT team to install and manage it. Same goes for factors like scalability, hardware-based VPNs cannot be scaled up rapidly and cheaply.
Compared to cloud-based VPNs, these are cost-efficient, require little time to install and their maintenance is handled by the vendor, they don’t require much know-how and can be installed by the users themselves. All you have to do is download the application and run it.
Scalability is where cloud-based VPNs knock it out of the park. Decent VPN services like NordVPN will take care of all aspects when it comes to scalability, the entire process is smoother and cheaper when compared to hardware-based VPNs.
For small and medium sized business cloud-based VPNs are the perfect solution.
You cannot remotely work or manage employees remotely without employees being able to securely access the organization’s resources and information.
From sensitive data to minutes of the meeting to accessing the project management software, not being able to access such things from their homes will significantly retard their productivity. You and your employees should be able to access resources regardless if you’re working from home or from the office.
This is where NordVPN teams come in, it enables employees to access organization resources even on public networks as if they were using a secure office network. All that the employees have to do is to install the app on their devices and they are ready to go.
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Cybersecurity threats have only increased over the years be it to individuals or to businesses. Data breaches have cost both individuals and MNCs a great deal of money.
Working remotely you will discover that you may be the weakest link in the cybersecurity of your organization and by using unsecured networks you’re not only harming compromising the company’s data but also your own.
Public networks like coffee shops, hotels are a favourite of hackers as they are able to breach them quite easily and while your home networks are relatively more secure they are not unbreachable. NordVPN Teams is a simple solution to this problem, it uses encryption to scramble data which makes it unreadable.
- NordVPN Teams give you access to 30+ international servers to reduce risk and easier testing of servers.
- AES 256-bit encryption that keeps your resources and data secure.
- IP whitelisting features and access management, who can access particular data and information.
- Dedicated 24/7 customer support
- No hardware required as NordVPN is a completely cloud-based
- Easy to use and scale up, you get all the advantages of a personal VPN but also the scalability and functionality of an enterprise security system.
- Supports multiple Operating systems- Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android
NordVPN Teams can be up and running within a day. It’s fast, easy to use and scale, and requires little to no maintenance on the user’s part.
Managing the service is also extremely simple, using your administrator privileges you can use the software control panel to control how things function. From adding or removing user accounts, controlling who gets access, and adding or removing new server locations.
NordVPN Teams will allow you to provide your employees with a safe and secure working environment no matter where they are working from.