A-VPN-(Virtual-Private-Network)-Connects-A-PC-Or-L78 by Grady197McClure


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									A VPN (Virtual Private Network) connects a PC or
   laptop over the Internet to the office network
 allowing the remote user to work as if they were
         sitting at their desk in the office.

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Normally, setting up a VPN requires significant 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
alternative way to setup a VPN by using a VPN service A VPN
service gives all the features of a VPN server but removes the
complexity and cost of setup, monitoring and maintenance
 To setup a VPN provided as a service, you need to visit the
providers website, register online and download a piece of software
to a system in the office network This software connects the office
network to the VPN Service via the Internet without having to change
your firewall By not changing your firewall, you have removed a
potential attack point for hackers who scan firewalls to identify
weaknesses Once the office network is connected, you can then
add users to the service and setup their PCs for VPN access
 The more advanced VPN services provide a way to let the remote
user set themselves up for access to the office so that within minutes
of registering, a remote user can be working on their applications
and files as if they were in the office Some somekeyword only
provide access to a person's own PC which means that their office
PC must always be powered on and that they have a PC/Laptop
when out of the office While these type of VPN services work, they
are not very eco-friendly (you need a powered on PC for each
remote user) and they don't support activities such as composing
and reading mail when there is no internet access (such as on an
aeroplane) Other VPN services connect the remote user to the
office network as if their PC was on a very long cable
 With these services a remote user connects directly to the file and
mail servers without having to use a desktop PC With this type of
access, people use their laptop exactly the same way in and out of
the office without having to remember if a file was stored on a server
or on the laptop Mail applications such as Microsoft Outlook work
especially well on a network VPN as they allow the user to read and
compose mail even when they are not connected to the VPN When
the user next connects to the VPN, outlook will automatically send all
the newly created mail
 Some VPN services will also provide a secure way to access mail
and files from any web browser so that remote users do not vpn
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a VPN service, you do not need to buy new hardware or employ
consultants to set everything up and have the flexibility to add and
remove users as you need
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