VPN software or better known as virtual private network software and it is usually used to give employees the remote access to be able to secure a company network. VPN is typically used to by employees within the company to access the programs, the files and the apps of the company. If the company you are working for has a VPN connection installed, you can get through the company’s secure network and be able to access all the files that they have and the files that you need. You can get them without thinking that someone else can see the sensitive data that you are accessing. Encrypt internet activities is very usual these days because of the software made available for the users online. There are lots of online shops nowadays that offer encryption to help the company out in getting the security that they need.
Aside from the mentioned uses of VPN, the VPN software can also help in making the IP address of every computer in the company. With this, the users surfing the web secretly access the sites that are restricted only to a certain location like TV online channels and can only be accessed within a specific location like United States. The VPN usually finds a way around the restricted areas. One of the common problems of so many people these days is that where they can get a VPN connection or how they can encrypt internet activities. There is no problem in doing the installation or in setting up the connection for the company’s use. The company just needs to hire a professional to be able to do the installation. It can also be used for personal purposes and you can do this just by buying software online and then you can do the set up easily.
The prices of the VPN network starts with five dollars per month and this small amount of money will secure your protection within a specified network. You can also pick some providers online from reputable sellers. There are certain factors that must be considered too when picking the right type of software or service provider. First, you need to pick a provider that is knowledgeable in VPN connection but of course you need to know your motif in doing so. Would you like to access restricted channels? Would you like to restrict your own network? Are you going to use it for your business and for remote employees?
Do you need it for downloading torrent files? Once you know the reasons for installing the encryption or VPN in the network you can now have a bigger chance of finding the right type of provider that you need. When you pick the provider, you need to check for trials too. This way, you can check the water first before going in. you can check the speed if it is fine with you, the privacy of the network given by the provider or the software that you have downloaded and others. If you are not satisfied with the software that was installed in your network, then you can pick another one that will go along with your needs.
IT – Annoyances Week Day 2
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This one is an annoyance on soooooo many levels…
OK – let’s go from more to less specific!
WARNING – Geek Explosion ahead – I’m sorry, but that’s what I am…
1) Corporate IT…sucks in so many ways. Internet filtering, the stuff that’s locked down, the desperately bad VPN software, the lousy networks (my work PC is on a 10Mbit network…), the lousy e-mail (I have 45MB of mail storage at work. Google give me over 7GB for nothing). And then you have the IT procurement nightmare…let’s not go there.
2) Windows PCs…well, especially the Vista laptop I’ve just been ‘upgraded’ to at work. In some ways, I’d prefer to still be using Windows 2000. I’d definitely much rather be using Windows 7 – that’s not too bad. But Vista…no. Horrible. hate it.
And the design of PCs…that Dell thing has a stupidly small trackpad, and lumps and protrusions all over it. Not smooth and shiny like my Mac. And that’s AFTER I’ve ripped the ‘Intel Inside’ stickers off it… To be honest, that comparison works for Windows against OS X as well, as far as I’m concerned. Hans – I’m saying nothing about Linux, I’ve not used it anywhere near enough to comment.
3) PCs and IT in general – the way it’s promoted as if it’s simple enough for everyone with no specialist knowedge…OK, it is…while it works…but when it stops working? Oh, it’s a nightmare. Things…just don’t work for no apparent reason. And fixing them can be impossible…unless you find the right incantation to type into Google to find that one web page that fixes things.
Case in point – installing Hewlett Packard printer drivers on a print server for 64 bit Windows clients…the HP driver installer leaves registry settings that mean 64 bit clients can’t download and install drivers properly, while 32 bit clients can. If I hadn’t found that one web page, I would still be wondering what was wrong – even using my strongest debug skills, I was only a little part of the way towards diagnosing the root cause. Thank you Google!
Woah – that was a rant and a half – I feel better now 🙂