What is VPN?
VPN (or Virtual Private Network) is a technology that allows you to transmit data and connect to the internet via a server run by a VPN provider. All data traveling between your computer, phone or tablet, and this “VPN server” is securely encrypted.
How does VPN work?
Normally, when you connect to the internet you first connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP), which then connects you to any websites (or other internet resources) that you wish to visit. All your internet traffic passes through your ISP’s servers, and can be viewed by your ISP. When using VPN you connect to a server run by your VPN provider (a “VPN server”) via an encrypted connection (sometimes referred to as a “VPN tunnel”). This means that all data traveling between your computer and the VPN server is encrypted so that only you and the VPN server can see it.
Benefits and uses of VPN for organizations and individuals
At CompIT Solutions, we make sure that our clients know that their security is our top priority. By utilizing VPN technologies, our clients are able to safely transport company data and access secure company files from remote locations, no matter where in the world you are. Other such motivators include:
- Access a business network while travelling
- Access your home network while travelling: Allows you to access a Windows Remote Desktop over the Internet.
- Hide your browsing activity from your local network and ISP
- Access geo-blocked websites
- Bypass internet censorship
- Download files
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