VPNs and remote access technologies

Being able to spread a single network across multiple locations has been critical for both individuals and organizations. While dedicated point-to-point circuits are highly secure, they are extremely expensive and potentially a point of failure if damage occurs to the one line that can provide this service.

Virtual private networks (VPNs) alleviate a lot of these limitations, allowing for connectivity from point-to-point with the typical levels of redundancy of getting from here to there that you would expect of normal internet services. Let’s explore an overview of VPNs and remote access technologies in general, along with some of the benefits and concerns that come from using VPNs.

Types of VPNs Remote access VPN

This is the one that most people think of immediately when they hear the phrase VPN. It’s a single user connecting from a remote location to a central network for an organization. The most popular solution by far is a software client connecting via a secure tunnel to the organization over an existing connection wherever the user happens to be right now. 

This allows the user to be able to flip back and forth between when they need access to the organization’s resources and when

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