A professional VPN Service can be installed independently by the IT department of a company, purchasing hardware and software, or created in close collaboration with the operator.
When choosing a provider for the creation of a VPN, it is important to consider some fundamental elements:
- network security and performance
- information protection systems _
- security protocols adopted _
- location of the provider’s VPN servers
- quality of technical assistance.
Relying on a specialized supplier is very important because a company needs to create a high-performance network and have the support of trained technicians who can configure and maintain the connections between the offices, the management of IP addresses, and routing policies.
The 6 rules for a reliable VPN
To maximize the protection provided by a VPN service, just follow a few simple rules.
- Choose a reliable provider and don’t rely on the many free or low-cost services available on the web. The latter do not offer guarantees on safety and performance. In some cases, free services may hide direct threats to cyber security
- Find out about the type of VPN service you are purchasing and the security protocols used, making sure they meet the specific needs of the company
- Follow the security guidelines provided by your provider and apply the recommended updates and patches. Hardware, software, and firewalls must be configured correctly and must always be updated to ensure high levels of protection
- Choose a provider with a high-performance and secure proprietary network. Using your carrier’s network to create a “trusted” VPN improves latency times and speed of services
- Check the levels of assistance and performance control provided by the provider: the operator must have trained technical personnel able to provide advice and support in installing and managing the VPN. In case of need, the supplier must be easily reachable and ready to intervene proactively, to solve problems
- Train collaborators on cyber security: most of the attacks that take place online are due to errors or carelessness by collaborators who, for example, open dangerous email messages, respond to phishing links, or share passwords with colleagues or family members.
- Organizing a few hours of security course is a small investment that can save a lot of resources.