Happy 2017 to all our readers and VPN enthusiasts!
We thought we’d start the year by talking about why your business, be it small or large, needs a virtual private network. While we already gave you a quick introduction to online privacy and why you should use a VPN in your personal life, we never touched on the subject of using one for your business.
So here are our top 5 reasons why you should use a VPN for your business:
1. Ensure secure communications
You cannot do business, develop projects and follow your business strategy without your employees constantly communicating amongst them. That’s a no brainer.
An important aspect here is that you need your employees to be able to communicate securely no matter their location. Whether they work from home or find themselves on a business trip, they need to communicate without putting confidential work information at risk.
Just like you need to use certain tools to protect your devices from malware and viruses, you need to use a VPN to get a secure internet connection for your business. A VPN acts like a safe tunnel that protects your internet connection and your communications by employing a layer of strong encryption.
This way, your employees can chat away and exchange e-mails and information about projects without the risk of hackers intercepting sensitive information.
2. Avoid data breaches during business trips
If your employees travel often for business, you need to make sure that they can access safely and remotely your company’s private network. A VPN allows just that and protects your information while employees are away conducting business.
Moreover, if they travel to certain countries, they might need a VPN to bypass regional restrictions. With a VPN, one can access restricted websites, make secure VoIP calls and generally access online everything they can normally access in their home country.
3. Connect offices in various locations
A VPN is an affordable and convenient way through which you can connect the networks of different branches with the main office network.
While each office has its own network, using a VPN makes it possible to connect remotely each office branch network to the one of the main office. It also ensures a secure line of communication between regional branches. This way, employees from different offices can communicate and share files securely amongst them.
4. Bypass cybercrime
With 2016 being the year of important data breaches coming to light and connectivity surging more than ever, businesses should take cybercrime seriously.
By using a reliable VPN, you’ll make sure that your online activities are secured. With trustworthy security protocols, a VPN will protect everything from communications to financial transactions. Hackers and snoopers will always be interested in your information and your clients’ information.
Cybercrime is high and there’s no one in your corner protecting you, aside from a good VPN.
5. Offer safe browsing and gain customer trust
If you own a type of business that involves you offering your customers free WI-FI, then you need to make sure that you’re offering a safe network.
Whether you’re a coffee shop owner, a store owner or anything of the kind, customers will need you to provide a WI-FI network they can use to browse online safely.
A VPN will secure your router and your WI-FI connection. Customers will never have to experience a data breach when using your WI-FI. And that’s just good business!
So, there you go: 5 reasons why your business needs a virtual private network. We hope we helped you consider how your business can benefit from using a VPN.
Therefore, if you decide to start using one well…you can find our available subscription offers here.
Remember to stay safe out there!