Smaller companies fail to appreciate managed VPN benefits
Some managed VPN providers are struggling to explain the service to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it has been suggested.
Despite having existed for around a decade, unmanaged and managed VPN solutions still have significantly higher subscription rates at large companies, reports TechNewsWorld.
Many SME decision-makers apparently worry that they will not be able to deploy the network technology correctly or set aside enough time to train staff in its use.
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Jason Leung, senior product line manager for small and medium-sized business security at technology provider NetGear, seems to share this point of view.
“The industry needs to do a lot of evangelising about the benefits of VPN,” he explained. “Things like client endpoint enforcement, patching control, etc.
“Small businesses always lag behind by several years the adoption of technology.”
A VPN service offers a secure data exchange between two locations using an encrypted connection.
What this means in practice is that would-be hackers find it much more difficult to intercept emails, documents and files sent over this type of network.
“VPNs are a way to build a secure channel between your usually mobile location and the corporate office,” Mr Leung concluded.