If you want to remotely have access to your central organizational network, you may want to consider using a virtual private network (VPN). Although the name sounds very complicated, it is actually quite easy to use. This private network largely uses public telecommunication such as the internet to provide access to a central organizational network. This simply means that a computer can connect to another computer on the same network. With this private network you may share data and have access to network resources, printers, databases, websites, etc.The benefit of a VPN is that there are low costs involved because it does not need physical leased lines to connect users remotely to an Intranet. The world has slowly evolved into a modernised wireless technological era. Businesses are at the advantage point and grow in capital because of smart technology and software. Virtual Private networks are faster, secure and reliable when you want to share information across computer networks. People who are traveling, sales persons, companies with many shops, offices or businesses around the world benefit hugely from this fast network.You don’t have to worry about how safe the network is. A Virtual Private network is safe and secure, because only users with access can read the data, thus anybody else who intercepts the data will only be reading encrypted data. Privacy are ensured through security procedures and tunnelling protocols. Not only are the data encrypted, but also the originating and receiving network addresses are encrypted. Data that are send through these “tunnels” are encrypted and only the sender and receiver can read the data. Businesses wishing to grow can expand all its intranet’s resources to employees working from remote offices or their homes securely. The ultimate aim of your VPN is to grant secure access to the organization with equal resources at a better price.Other benefits of your VPN are that it will be hard for anyone else to know what your real IP address is or to identify where you are located. This is useful when you want to prevent harassment or spying caused by people tracking you by your IP address.So how does it work? Well you first have to connect to any public internet. Then you connect to the company server which has initiated the VPN connection to a remote host (a dialup link). Now you can communicate remotely with the company central organizational network and access all resources that you need.
Benefits of a Virtual Private Network