Most businesses use VPNs to ensure that no unautorized person has access to their data centers or networks. With a VPN connection branches or field offices can connect to the headquarters and individual employees can connect from their homes and still have access to all data in real time.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and its main function is to keep the user‘s web activities private and it encrypts all data coming to and from the connection. When you use a VPN you login with credential (username and password) and your computer exchanges trusted keys with a remote server. After authentication all communications become encrypted, which means that your communications are protected from hackers and cyber spies.
Workplaces often use VPNs to provide access to their network resources when the staff is not physically at the office. This allows them to safely access their files and folders saved on the office network over a secure encrypted connection, improving productivity and safety.
- Before you work from home ask your IT department to set up a VPN access
- Files should never be sent from your work email address to your private email address
- Data safety is everyone’s responsibility