A virtual private network (VPN) adds many benefits to connectivity while traveling. Employers should provide the capability and requirements, but it is a good idea to have one for personal use as well. Free VPNs are available for almost any platform. Proxy servers can be quite useful with respect to security. If you are doing something that you wouldn't want others to see, use a VPN. That is the bottom line.
- [Instructor] VPNs are essentially the same thing…as digging a tunnel from your hotel room…all the way to the office…and installing a private line,…except there really isn't any private line involved…as it uses the existing infrastructure.…Using VPNs does give many benefits, though.…What this does is, it secures you access regardless…of where you are,…perfect for traveling.…The most common use is probably keeping privacy.…VPNs are good at protecting your traffic to them…and protecting your location…from whatever you communicate with.…
The second most common use is probably…to stream services from countries…that streaming of those services are not allowed in.…This may be against your service agreement.…I'm sure you could find other uses,…I'm just saying these are what I have come across…in my many internet searches.…Recently, Netflix began to block VPN provider addresses,…caused a lot of uproar in the VPN world.…At the same, though, they expanded their service…to many countries they had blocked,…so you don't need to use one anymore.…
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- Balancing security, convenience, and mobility
- Working in wireless and wired situations
- Avoiding common threats
- Enabling firewalls
- Setting up a VPN and router