VPNs have been in use for years, but with the recent rise of remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re even more commonplace.
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A VPN creates a secure tunnel for your data to transit the Internet, using a network of private servers.
When you use a VPN, your data is encrypted, or hidden, as it moves from your device to the VPN and then continues onto the Internet through what’s called an exit node. A VPN creates the appearance that your data is coming from the VPN server, not from your device.
Therefore, it’s harder for an attacker to identify you as the source of the data. Even if attackers can intercept your data, the encryption means the attackers can’t understand your data or use it to their advantage.
When you put your data out to the VPN server, it exits back out to the public internet. If the site you’re visiting has HTTPS to keep the connection safe, you are still secure.
If you’re worried about your remote security, especially when it comes to the VPN you have in place at your business, then don’t try to handle it all on your own. Fuelled Networks team will help you evaluate your security measures as a whole to make sure you’re not taking on any unnecessary risks.