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The advancement of technology has paved the way in turn for advancements in protections against cyberattacks and information theft. In many cases, it becomes necessary to have extra security features built into those protections—a safety net in case initial securities are violated and valuable data is exploited. As a business owner, you need to consider every risk when handling confidential material, particularly as advanced methods of hacking become more and more prevalent and that material becomes a target.
Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are a business necessity today in order to secure and protect important data, like financial records, customer information, and other proprietary data. To create that privacy and security, business VPNs employ protocols, or a set of rules related to encryption and transmission of data between your devices and VPN servers. In other words, VPN protocols dictate how data is treated and routed across your business VPN network.
What is a VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and provides security and privacy when connecting to the internet.
Normally, when you connect to the internet, you go through your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and your ISP can see what you’re doing. Most internet activity is innocuous, like looking up directions or reading the news, and ISPs generally monitor for things like malware and hacking attempts. When it comes to your business, however, you want what you access to remain confidential. This includes client and internal communications, financial statements, customer information, proprietary data, ...
How to protect your internet connection from cyber-threats
It’s a misconception that only large businesses get targeted by cyber-criminals. Small to mid-size businesses account for 62 percent of all cyber-breaches each year, 9 and the costs of each incident can be high.