With more teams than ever working remotely, PureVPN frequently answers questions from companies who want to give their teams access to internal company servers. The only problem is, these teams are widely dispersed in multiple locations.
When getting on the company network isn’t an option, and you have employees and contractors scattered around the globe, the easiest way to give everyone access to a company server is with a corporate VPN or a VPN with a dedicated IP.
VPNs use remote servers to give you secure remote access to anything you need. Using remote servers, a VPN can bypass location restrictions to get your remote team access to a company server.
What Is a VPN?
A VPN is a virtual private network. While it’s typically used for security, it’s also often used as a way to bypass geo-restrictions, which can disallow access to certain types of content, applications, and servers.
One example of a VPN use case would be to use a VPN to connect to Facebook while in China, since the platform is banned there. When you connect to a VPN, your IP address is masked, and you’re able to assume an IP address from any location you want. This enables you to assume the level of access to content you want, from anywhere in the world.
On the security side of things, VPNs also function as a way to protect online privacy and ensure data security, even on unsecured public WiFi networks. Using a VPN, you can encrypt your data easily and protect sensitive company information from interception by malicious hackers.
Be Wary of Free VPNs
We’re not just saying this because we sell VPN software — free VPNs are never as reliable or secure as a paid version. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is, and this is definitely the case here.
Using a free VPN to access company servers remotely opens your internal network up to risks of malware and adware. Not only that, but you also pay for it, of course: with your personal data (and thus defeats the purpose of a virtual PRIVATE network). It’s not worth it. VPN software is highly affordable and well worth the investment to protect sensitive data from interception and corruption.
How a Corporate VPN Provides Secure Remote Server Access
If you have a dispersed team across multiple locations, your team can still access your internal company servers remotely with a corporate VPN. On the server end of things, you can set up a VPN and restrict your team’s access, so that if users aren’t connected to the VPN, they can’t get access to the server.
With some VPNs, you can also choose to use a dedicated list of IP addresses. For an added layer of security, you can then whitelist these IP addresses on your company’s servers for even more secure remote access.
VPNs provide secure end-to-end encryption, from the starting point (an employee’s device) to the ending point (your company’s server), through what is effectively known as an encrypted tunnel.
Using an Enterprise VPN to Secure Home WiFi Networks
Thanks to their bank-grade encryption, VPNs offer powerful security, even for users who still have ‘admin’ set as their password. A remote team’s connection is only as secure as their home WiFi security — a chilling fact considering that most people don’t even change their router’s default settings.
With a VPN, you can take the guesswork out of remote server access security, and make it easy for remote teams to be security compliant.
Simplicity is fundamental to compliance in anything, and this is especially true for a technologically intimidating concept such as cybersecurity. A VPN makes it easy, with user-friendly apps, and intelligent experiences designed to make security as simple as one tap.
To learn more about using a VPN for secure remote company server access, reach out to our support team at PureVPN.