It is rare that a day goes by where there isn’t some cybersecurity issue in the news. What’s not in the limelight, however, is all the small businesses and organizations that get attacked daily. There is even the misconception among these organizations that cyberthreats won’t affect them – this couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to the 2018 Hiscox Small Business Cyber Risk Report, nearly half of all small businesses in the U.S. suffered an attack in the past year, and of that 44 % had two to four.
With the risks so high, it only makes sense for SMBs to consider a more in-depth approach to security. One of the best solutions businesses can add is a VPN (Virtual Private Network). VPNs provide end-to-end encryption for a device’s internet connection. All of your traffic is routed through this virtual tunnel, keeping your data secure. Let’s take a look at some of the ways using a VPN can benefit your business.
1. Better Security
The internet is inherently insecure or encrypted. The unfortunate reality is that firewalls and antivirus protections are not enough to belay hackers from taking advantage of this vulnerability. VPNs are an essential added layer of security, allowing users to have a secure web connection no matter where they are. Protecting sensitive customer information, internal documents, communications and trade secrets comes with the territory.
2. Safe Data Sharing
Utilizing a VPN allows employees to safely and securely share data with colleagues and those outside the organization. When files are uploaded to email and storage they are encrypted with VPN. In the wake of so many data breaches, VPNs are an invaluable tool.
3. Remote Access
Small businesses are transitioning to remote working and utilizing cloud storage for applications and data, but the concern is how to connect to the cloud securely. VPNs allow you to connect remotely to your secure business server that hosts the data needed. This is a great way to improve security without hindering accessibility.
Cloud VPNs for business requires a fraction of the setup time and budget that data centers. It is a fast, easy and effective security solution for SMBs, especially as they need to make their users safe without the same tech budget as larger organizations.
VPN’s add an extra layer of security and flexibility, greatly reducing the risk of breaches and cyberattacks. On top of that, it’s easy to use, so you can rest assured that your employees won’t have difficulty implementing it in their daily activities.
While no one measure offers failsafe security, based on the constant barrage of cyberattacks, any additional step that can be made to create more secure devices is well worth it.
Are you interested in adding a VPN to your cybersecurity measures, or perhaps are looking to add supplementary layers? Contact the Netzbahn team at 920.297.5000 to learn how we can create the best possible security environment for your organization.