Transferring data over the Internet can mean this data can be obtained by others. This mainly is a security risk if you transfer data between physical locations (also called sites or branch offices).
In order to secure this data, FirstServed offers you a broad spectrum of possibilities, one of the is the usage of a VPN or “Virtual Private Network” connection.
A VPN connection (also known as a VPN tunnel) is a secure connection between two locations. Both locations agree to encrypt the sent data by a pre-known algorithm.
This allows to use a secure communications channel on top of the “unsecure” internet infrastructure. Beside the advantage in security a VPN connection is also a cost-effective solutions since you do not have to pay for a seperate physical connection and you may use your existing Internet infrastructure.
Next to connecting different locations, a VPN connection also gives the possiblity to teleworkers or employees on the road to connect to the company network, in a secure matter.
FirstServed VPN connections can be - based on the chosen solution - set up in combination with a dedicated firewall infrastructure or with one of your servers. To realize this we use known technology such as IPsec, PPTP or OpenVPN.
... that the FirstServed Server hosting services use a VPN connection for secured access to your server by default? This service is entirely free!
Antelope Symmetric Access connections and FirstServed VPN access, a perfect match.