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Last week we upgraded the VPN (Virtual Private Network) element of our infrastructure. This brings with a number of benefits including better support for the latest operating systems e.g. Windows 8.1 and improved performance and security with the latest software.

So what is a VPN?

A VPN or virtual private network provides users who are remote connecting to a network secure access to that network. All the data that goes between the user and the network is encrypted meaning that it cannot easily be intercepted by a potential hacker.

Who uses a VPN?

As a managed dedicated server company, we provide VPN access to our dedicated clients who wish to remotely administer their servers in a secure fashion. VPN’s are also often used in business by employees who are working away from the office and want to connect to the corporate network securely to work and access information. There is also a growing trend of home users using VPN’s all the time to protect their privacy.

Why is a VPN important?

The security that a VPN ensures that any sensitive information that is being passed between the remote network and your computer is protected e.g. passwords / personal information. Security and privacy of data is obviously very important in most business and personal transactions so a VPN providers that.

Questions?

No problem, please feel free to post a comment below and one of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.