A virtual private network (VPN) creates a secure private network across the Internet and enables your employees to safely send and receive data as if their computers or phones were part of your organization’s private network. For example, your employees should use a VPN to protect their email or web browsing while outside the office, such as working remotely from home or traveling for business.
A VPN helps safeguard your employees’ transmitted information by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of encryption, dedicated connections and virtual tunneling protocols. Any applications or resources that your employees access remotely via a VPN have the same functionality, management and security as those inside your private network.
What is a VPN?
A VPN helps your employees securely connect to a remote network via the internet and access files, apps and other resources on your private network.
A VPN enables your company to safely share servers and other networked resources, like public or private clouds, with all of your offices and off-site employees.
A VPN reduces the risk of your employees having their passwords and other business information compromised when they use a public network such as a Wi-Fi hotspot in an airport or hotel.
A VPN enables your employees, when traveling internationally, to access websites that are censored or geo-blocked in certain countries.
How Can Rackspace Help?
We’ve helped thousands of companies like yours protect their private networks with RackConnect solution®, which creates a site-to-site or remote-access encrypted tunnel between your IT infrastructure or data centers and a Rackspace cloud. Our fully managed VPN connection enables you to extend your IT infrastructure to a Rackspace public or private cloud and “burst” extra compute requirements into it for better performance.
One VPN device we’re particularly fond of is the Brocade® Vyatta® vRouter, which provides VPN gateway functionality, plus a powerful and easy-to-use network-based firewall. We can configure and fully manage your Brocade Vyatta vRouter according to your unique security and networking requirements.
Protecting your network and preventing data breaches is a chief concern for every company today. That’s why we provide site-to-site or remote-access VPNs for every one of our clouds, enabling you to run your business without having to worry about whether the network between your business and your cloud is locked down.
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