Why You Need an IT Team That Understands VPN Technology

Net Works offers comprehensive IT management and security services

IT security is a critical business priority & businesses need to ensure their IT infrastructure is managed by professionals who understand the intricacies of IT security. One essential aspect of this is Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology. You may have recently heard reports about critical security concerns with software based VPNs. Your IT support team, Net Works, is here with the 411.

The Reality of VPN Services

We’ve all heard that VPNs are essential for security and privacy. However, the reality is more complex. The main job of a VPN is to route your internet traffic through their servers, encrypting the data along the way. However, once the data leaves the VPN server, it is no longer encrypted unless it was already secured by other means like SSL/TLS or HTTPS.

Loggin Concerns

Many VPN services are simply glorified proxies. This means that while they might change your apparent location and encrypt your data between your device and their servers, they can still see all your traffic and (if they want to) log it. Even if a VPN provider claims not to log your data, there's no definitive way to verify this. In a worst-case scenario, a VPN provider could log your data and sell it or hand it over if legally pressured.

Privacy Limitations of VPNs

While VPNs can hide your IP address, modern tracking techniques have evolved. Marketers and malicious entities use sophisticated methods like device fingerprinting and behavioral tracking, which a VPN cannot prevent. Thus, the privacy benefits of VPNs are often overstated.

Appropriate Use Cases for VPNs

There are specific situations where using a VPN can be beneficial:

  • Public or Hostile Networks: When connecting to public Wi-Fi at airports or cafes, a VPN can help protect your data from potential eavesdroppers.

  • Circumventing Restrictions: If you need to bypass regional restrictions or access specific services, a VPN can mask your IP address.

However, for general use, relying solely on a VPN provider may not be the best strategy for comprehensive security and privacy.

The Net Works Approach

At Net Works, we understand the critical nature of IT security and the complexities surrounding VPN technology. Our team of experts can guide you through setting up your own VPN on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or suggest more secure alternatives tailored to your business needs.

  • Customized Solutions: We don't believe in one-size-fits-all. Our solutions are tailored to meet the unique requirements of your business.

  • Expertise: With a deep understanding of IT security, we provide guidance on best practices beyond just VPNs, ensuring your entire IT infrastructure is secure.

  • Transparency and Trust: We prioritize your privacy and security, providing transparent solutions you can trust.
Net Works offers comprehensive IT management and security services

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Investing in a knowledgeable IT support team is crucial for safeguarding your business's digital assets. Net Works offers comprehensive IT management and security services that go beyond the basics, ensuring your business is protected against modern threats. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you build a secure IT environment.

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