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How and why to use a VPN on your company’s devices

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Today it is very usual to use a VPN service on your personal computer and phone. But at the same time a lot of devices, that are issued by people’s employers, are left unprotected. Thankfully there are VPN services available for work devices as well and the reasons to use them are compelling.

When you get a new computer or smartphone, the first thing many do is to install their VPN service of choice. The thought of letting their information and their online habits be available to third-party organizations are just not very attractive. It is also a way to ensure that you can reach the content online that you need, no matter which region you are situated in.

Many businesses have not spent any energy considering the risks they are taking not using a VPN as a preinstalled software on their devices. It does not matter if you are in the initial stages of starting something of your own, maybe still thinking of a good name, or if you are a larger enterprise. Online security issues need to be dealt with.

Keeps your company safe online

There are many reasons to take this issue serious. A main reason is that you do not want information from your company to be available to someone who should not have access to it. Nowadays it is more usual to work remotely than it has been before. People work from home regularly, connect to the company servers when they are on business trips, and check their company e-mail on their free time.

Every time this is done you are running a risk of someone “listening in”. With a VPN you can create a safe passage from the device the employee is using, to the servers. Lowering the chances of someone gaining access to your information. The information you have about clients and strategies are better off with a higher level off security.

Easy to install

The software needed is easy to install on any type of device and is supplied by the VPN service provider you choose to work with. There are many providers out there and it might be good to draw up what functions you want before choosing who to sign up with.

The main objective is to keep the data you share within the company as safe as possible, something a VPN does. It should also be easy to use. Most VPN software let the user choose between connecting automatically or if it should be connected manually. There are benefits with both options.

If you choose to manually connect you can choose not to be connected when watching a heavy clip or playing a game online since a VPN might slow the connection a bit. On the other hand, choosing to manually connect comes with the drawback that we as humans are forgetful.

If we do not remember to connect the VPN to the server when we are joining in on a meeting or viewing some files, we are exposing the servers to a risk during the time we are connected. Getting a VPN is always a good idea and if you do not already use one at your company, it is about time you start doing so.

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