A VPN (Virtual Private Network) connects a PC or laptop over the Internet to the office network letting the remote user to work as if they were sitting at their desk in the office.
Normally, setting up a VPN needs essential technical skills as the office firewall needs to be reconfigured, the VPN server has to be setup and the whole lot has to be made secure. Once setup and working, the VPN server needs to be monitored (to ensure there is nothing suspicious going on) and maintained with the latest security patches provided by the VPN vendor.
However, there is an alternate method to setup a VPN with a VPN service. A windows firewall allows most of the top features of a VPN server but removes the complexity and price of setup, monitoring and maintenance.
To setup a VPN provided as a company, you should go to the companys website, register online and download a bit of application to your system at the office network. This application connects any office system to the VPN Service via the Web without having to change your firewall. By not changing your firewall, you’ve removed a potential strike point for hackers who scan firewalls to recognize weaknesses. After the office network is attached, then you’re able to put users for the support and setup their PCs for VPN access. The more advanced VPN services supply a solution to allow the remote user set them up for usage of the office so that within seconds of registering, a remote user can be taking care of their programs and files like they were at the office. You can head to web.scalable-networks.com/ to know more about different networks.
Some published VPN solutions only give use of a person’s own Computer meaning that their office PC should be powered on and they have a PC/Notebook when out of the office. Although these type of VPN services function, they are not to eco-friendly (you’ll need a powered on Computer for each remote user) and they do not help activities such as composing and reading mail if you have no internet access.