9 Apr 2020
If you’ve ever worked from home—aptly coined “telecommuting”—chances are you’ve used a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, to connect with your workplace server. VPNs are designed to extend a private network over a public network, making it easy for telecommuters to send and receive data from their home computer without compromising their company server. Now, with a mandate for the majority of the workforce to stay home and work remotely, VPNs have become a cornerstone of digital productivity. But they may not be the easy solution that companies are searching for. IT security teams remain concerned about the removal of individuals from safe and controlled working environments leading to potentially, unintentionally disastrous decisions that could compromise their organization’s network. And while some larger enterprises may be struggling to extend the breadth of their VPN coverage to all of their employees, other, smaller organizations may not be equipped at all.