KT Connections Blog

KT Connections has been serving the Rapid City area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

A VPN Allows Productivity Without Sacrificing Security

A VPN Allows Productivity Without Sacrificing Security

Security needs to be a priority for everyone involved with business. This has led to a rise in the use of solutions that will protect the security and privacy of the user and their systems. A very common, yet effective, means of securing your data is to use a virtual private network, or VPN.

A VPN is a network that masks your activity through encryption and routes your web traffic through servers located somewhere that you are not. These safeguards allow a user to worry less about having their data stolen in transit. This feature makes VPNs useful to businesses, especially to organizations that have employees that work remotely, on the road, or from multiple locations.

Using a VPN, a worker can remotely access their business’ network without fear of their data being harvested, allowing the worker to maintain their productivity, whether they’re sick and stuck at home or across the world on business. Some VPNs can even maintain a virtual desktop, allowing a worker to access their workstation remotely and use it just as though they were in the office.

In a world where everything seems to happen online, it is more important than ever to protect your business against cybercrime. Criminals have been quick to embrace technology and use it to their advantage.

Let’s consider a quick scenario: you’re on a business trip, staying the night in a chain hotel. At your free continental breakfast, you decide to get some work done on your laptop. You could potentially be at risk of cyberattack the moment you connect the device to the hotel’s Wi-Fi, and unlike other crimes, the cybercriminal doesn’t even have to be there to participate. They could be sitting in a diner down the street or at their 9-to-5 job on the other side of town, letting a planted device to their dirty work for them.

It is unnerving to think of how much someone can learn about you based on data they intercept. A journalist was able to take data from a completely ‘smart’ apartment in Bucharest and write a story about the resident of that apartment based off a week’s worth of data. The fictional story was almost completely accurate to the resident, even though the writer had never met him. Imagine the damage that a cyber criminal could do with that amount of comprehensive data.

For reasons like these, it is all the more important that you leverage a VPN for your business’ protection.

VPNs are also commonly used to sneak past geographic restrictions on certain websites, which has led to some countries banning them outright. China, for example, has made the use of VPNs illegal after they were used to undermine the Great Firewall, allowing citizens to view content that was censored by the government. Russia has followed a similar route, with Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Venezuela all considering following suit. These laws make it considerably more difficult for many businesses to ensure their security, as these countries may find out sooner or later.

As for your business, a VPN is a tool that you should implement to better ensure your data security. KT Connections can help you get one set up, just give us a call at 605-341-3873.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, 21 October 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Privacy Technology Email Business Computing Cloud Internet hackers malware Network Security Google software Efficiency Backup Business Data Ransomware Microsoft User Tips Computer IT Support Android Managed IT Services Smartphone Small Business Windows Hosted Solutions Mobile Device Management Productivity IT Support Network Business Continuity Money Mobile Devices Facebook Hardware Windows 10 Cloud Computing Data Management Operating System Upgrade Encryption security cameras Disaster Recovery VoIP Alert BDR Business Management Phishing data breach End of Support Apple Bandwidth IT Management communications Antivirus Microsoft Office Outlook Unified Communications Social Media Internet of Things Gmail Passwords Data storage Outsourced IT IT Services Hard Drive Legal IoT security solutions Nextiva Save Money Scam SaaS Saving Money Information Technology Lunch and Learn Firewall Customer Service Data Recovery Search Drones IBM Productivity Artificial Intelligence Networking History Google Maps Big Data cybersecurity Data Backup The Internet of Things Apps Start Menu vulnerability Innovation BYOD Managed IT Services Law Enforcement Politics Robot Windows 10 Events App Smartphones WiFi Word YouTube Event Marketing Local Buzz Automation Best Practice South Dakota Server Spam Communication Google Wallet Vendor Management Samsung Attorneys Browser Printer Disaster Virtual Desktop Internet Connected Devices Phone System Flash Vendors IT for Oil Companies Unified Threat Management Remote Monitoring enterprise productivity software Laptop Monitors Tablets Managed Services Document Management Hosted Solution Hardware as a Service How To Settings Community Involvement Risk Management face Tablet Displays Cryptocurrency Knowledge HaaS password manager LastPass Download Kaseya Workplace Tips Business Comunications Proactive IT Press Release Fast food surveillance cameras SOX Cleaning VPN Bluetooth Hacking Tech Terms Quick Tips Vendor Mangement Content Filtering user confidence healthcare Kaseya Connect Office Tips Information Security Touchscreen Music Computer Care Digital Trend Micro Sarbanes-Oxley Act Safety Access Control Business Mangement Managed IT AtomBombing Penetration Testing tool Conference Social Email Security Websites Patch Management Chamber of Commerce Access Gadgets Government Google Play Store End User Testing Writing Running Cable appointment Uninterrupted Power Supply Data Security Education LastPass Phishing Scams communication device News Software as a Service Experience Redundancy Black Market Spyware Virtual Reality Cabling Office 365 Data Protection Audit Google Drive IT Consultation business owner Virus Sports Webcam Project Management Analytics botnet attack camera Retail Wireless Technology Update Memory Microsoft Bookings Corporate Profile Maintenance LiFi Telephony IT Assessment communication solutions Remote Computing Programming Law IT Managed Service Provider Business Growth Streaming Media Rebrand Cache botnet vulnerabilities macbook Society Worker identity theft booking process Cloud Backup Fortinet Network Congestion Visible Light Communication VoIP Hack Virtualization IT Strategy Rapid City Deep Learning File Sharing Lawyers Web Servers Emergency Windows XP Applications DDoS attacks Dell ’s Sonicwall Global Management System Microsoft Office 365 Windows 8 media experience Event Virtual Machines Business Security Website Local Technology Physical Security Administration Solid State Drive IoT Devices Office Workers IT Solutions Compliance Internet 101 Business Technology Tips and Tricks Communications Password DDoS Microsoft Office 365 features Tech Support security precautions information Mixer Risk Creep Printing Google Docs Advertising Sales Tax Time Management Collaboration CCTV CrashOverride Hacks Automobile Wi-Fi Holiday collaboration capabilities Downloads IT service Web Server security solution Unified Threat Management Notifications Documents Business Metrics Meetings Social Engineering end-of-support date Mobility Ordinary Computers Emails holiday season Text Messaging PDF Chromebook Rental Service Flexibility Computing Tracking quantum computers UTM holidays Cortana Supercomputer Reliable Computing Language Threat management scammers Twitter IT Consultant Scalability Miscellaneous network security professionals Distributed Denial of Service scams Training G Suite Travel Processors Playbook Computer Malfunction Users Employer-Employee Relationship Employer Employee Relationship Sync Telephone Systems Messenger Private Cloud Microchip Digital Payment breach methods Health In Internet of Things Banking Books Budget Public Cloud Taxes Motion Sickness 3D Printing Reading Machine Learning Cost Management Hiring/Firing Paperless Office Phone Systen Bring Your Own Device Administrator Relocation Work/Life Balance Hacker Marketing base infrastructure