The Internet is indeed a wonderful invention, but as we all know, risks can be hidden everywhere on the Internet. We must be careful not to encounter malicious programs or identity theft, or to be tracked to prevent advertisers from stealing our private information, and to keep children safe online. Therefore, the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one of the best ways to avoid these problems. VPNs can provide a considerable degree of privacy and security, but the functionality of different VPN products can be vastly different. For example, the on-premises VPN that comes with the Content Shield feature of Trend Micro Mobile Security for iOS is mainly used to prevent website threats and website content filtering.
However, remote working from home also provides an opportunity for hackers, so pay attention to network security issues, especially for those who are not familiar with remote working. Hackers can steal sensitive information or conduct cyber fraud. To avoid security breaches, most companies use a VPN for encryption. But even with better VPN, companies may need to purchase more user licenses or increase server capacity to meet the needs of everyone using it together. Another option is to use remote desktop software to control your work computer from home. Of course, if you work from home, you must also ensure that the network connection is reliable and unblocked.
Here are some tips for securing the VPN service in remote working:
- The Perfect Time To Detect VPN Account Compromises: Companies can filter logs to see irregular VPN usage patterns, making it easier to spot infected accounts.
- Enabling MFA for VPN Accounts: Companies should enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solutions to protect VPN accounts from unauthorized access.
- VPN Servers Should Be Patched & Updated: Companies should review the patch levels as corporate VPN solutions have become the target of widespread attacks since the summer of 2019.
- The Danger Of DDOS Attack On VPN Server: A hacker can launch a DDoS attack on a VPN service and exhaust its resources, thereby crashing the VPN server and limiting its availability.
As not all VPN products are the same, it is important to do some research on VPN products first. The content and quality of services provided by different products may vary widely, and the functions are not the same. In addition, the VPN should not be considered as the only tool for securing the Internet. Although some VPN does provide some benefits, they still cannot replace a good set of anti-virus software and a set of password management tools. Therefore, VPN should be used with these or other tools to improve security, but not replace it.
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