Virtual Private Network
Instead of simply dealing with local or regional concerns, many businesses now must think about global markets and logistics. Many companies have facilities spread out across the country, or even around the world. But there is one thing that all companies need: a way to maintain fast, secure, and reliable communications wherever their offices are located.
As the popularity of the Internet has grown, businesses have turned to it as a means of extending their own networks. Today, many companies create their own Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to accommodate the needs of remote employees and distant offices. A typical VPN might have a main local-area network (LAN) at the corporate headquarters of a company, other LANs at remote offices or facilities, and individual users that connect from out in the field.
A VPN is a private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites or users together. A VPN uses “virtual” connections routed through the Internet from the company’s private network to the remote site or employee.
There are two common types of VPNs:
Also called a Virtual Private Dial-up Network (VPDN), this is a user-to-LAN connection used by a company that has employees who need to connect to the private network from various remote locations. A good example of a company that needs a remote-access VPN would be a large firm with hundreds of sales people in the field. Remote-access VPNs permit secure, encrypted connections between a company’s private network and remote users through a third-party service provider. Robinson IT team has designed and implemented many such VPN networks for various companies throughout the years, enabling them to access and share data in a highly secure and efficient manner. No matter what the security requirements of your network might be, Robinson IT highly experienced team will design a suitable and flexible topology allowing your team to connect using any device with any common operating system such as Windows, Mac, or iOS.
Using dedicated equipment and large-scale encryption, a company can connect multiple fixed sites over the Internet. A Site-to-Site VPN can be built between offices of the same company or to connect the company to its partner or customer network. Site-to-Site VPNs are also common between company on premise networks and their cloud environment as more and more companies are using some type of cloud environment such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure to host parts of their network and would need a stable, reliable and highly secure connection to such facilities around the world. Robinson IT team of engineers are experts in configuring any number of Site-to-Site VPN tunnels and connections to any type of network across the globe and can assist in troubleshooting any existing connection or topology that would need attention.