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29th August 2018
How can a VPN Increase IT Security and Business Productivity?

VPN for Better IT Security and Business Productivity

At the end of the day, a business cannot run efficiently without an excellent cyber security strategy in place. Any risk of malware, hacks, phishing scams and data breaches puts your business on shaky ground and if you can avoid these pitfalls then your future will be brighter. The Switch2IT team believes that one step to a more secure IT infrastructure and business is the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.

What is a VPN?

First created to connect business networks securely over the internet, a VPN is an internet connection method that adds a layer of security and can be used by business users and personal users alike for internet use with increased privacy and protection. VPNs have myriad benefits such as:

  • Connecting your smart device to a server elsewhere so you can browse the internet more privately
  • Anonymity online by masking your geographic location
  • Protection against cybercriminals lurking on public WiFi hotspots, or even your home office network, waiting to break into your device

The main advantages of VPNs to your business combine better internet access and more IT security and greater productivity while using the internet, specifically:

More bandwidth – A VPN service can be one factor that increases your internet speed by using a quicker server or an internet connection that is beyond the restrictions enforced by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This makes working online faster than before.

More cyber security – If like many UK workers you use the internet on the go, while commuting and between meetings, a VPN service with mobile support allows you to work online and access your business’ intranet using public WiFi with a greater sense of ease.

Less cybercrime – Despite having antivirus and firewall software in place, your devices could still be at risk of cyber-attacks. What a VPN service brings to the party is an extra barrier, often a very effective one, for cybercriminals to try and penetrate.

Switch2IT, switch to VPN

There are a number of factors you should consider when choosing the right VPN service for your business, such as price, customer support and reliability. The Switch2IT team are veterans in IT consultancy and will use their skills and experience to advise you on the best possible choice that will suit your budget and priorities.

Please contact us today to find out more about how we can bolster your IT infrastructure and cyber security strategy with a view to helping your business grow. We offer everything from managed IT service contracts to expert IT project management and consultancy which will get you on the path to success.

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