Remote Offices & VPN Links

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Secure VPN tunnel connections enable remote office network access and branch office-to-branch office connectivity without the cost of long distance dial-up connections.

VPNs help you save hundreds or thousands of dollars on telecommunications costs without compromising the security of your data.
Our VPN consultants specialize in VPNs that solve your remote access problems.
The VPN connection will be fixed; the system will appear as one network.

With a VPN connection, the branch offices connect to headquarters using secure VPN routers to connect to the Internet.
Why invest in a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

  • Save substantial monies over long-distance dial-up for remote network access
  • Save substantial costs associated with old dedicated frame relay and leased lines
  • Telecommute quickly & securely from your home using your current broadband connection
  • Protect your network from security attacks with a professional firewall
  • Enjoy convenient, rapid VPN installation with little disruption to your company
  • Facilitate partnerships by allowing trusted businesses to connect to your network with ease

Remote Offices & Network Access

Remote network access enables traveling employees and telecommuters to access company data securely, easily and inexpensively.
VPN for Remote Access

So why would you want to use VPN for remote access? Let’s say you want users to be able to work from home. Or maybe someone needs to retrieve a file while traveling. Without VPN, in order to make resources on the office network available to users, the network administrator would have to weaken the security of your network by opening holes in your firewall — which isn’t usually a good idea. Or the remote user would have to dial in over a phone line, sometimes incurring long-distance charges.

With VPN, the integrity of your office network remains intact, but you can allow remote users to act as part of the office network. After connecting over VPN, remote users can access files, print to printers, and generally do anything with their computers that they would be able to do in the office.

Still, using VPN is not the same as being in the office. Most office networks are pretty fast. Most Internet connections are not. Even the fastest DSL and cable connections are around one-tenth the speed of your average office LAN. This means that accessing resources on the LAN will be much slower over VPN. It would also depend on the “upstream” or upload speed of your office’s network connection. As opposed to working on files directly over the VPN connection, it is often more time-efficient to to copy them to your computer over the VPN connection. When you are done working with them you would copy them back to the file server.