|Virtual Private Network Configuration
|While the firewall is protecting your office from unknown
intrusion, you may need your employees to access your LAN from
another office or from their homes using the Internet. In this
case, we need them to connect to your private network from a
location outside your office using the public Internet. These
connections could be securely created using virtual private
network (VPN) data encryption. A VPN connection becomes an extension
of your LAN and allows employees to connect to computers in
your office as if they were physically in the office - but they're
not! The other benefit of using a VPN is that the data sent
between each location travels in an encrypted "tunnel"
that preserves the confidentiality of the information even though
it's being sent through the public Internet. VPNs are also much
more cost effective. Instead of having traveling employees make
long distance calls to remotely access your company servers,
now all they need is a local connection to the Internet to create
a VPN to your office to access the same servers.
To create multiple VPNs to your office, Tech Comfort will configure
your firewall based on your specifications with regard to data
transfer speed and encryption level. We will then configure
your employees' personal computers using VPN client software
and train them how to use your network's VPN when they are working
away from the office.