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You can control what happens on your corporate network, but the public internet is the equivalent of the Wild West. Employees inevitably access corporate resources while using the public internet and this exposes your company to real dangers.
- Malicious actors can observe traffic, steal passwords and hack into corporate resources
- Confidential client and company data can be left exposed, risking reputational loss and regulatory fines
- Third parties can block access to resources, obstructing the ability of your staff to work and sapping productivity
With a UK VPN service from HTL, companies can restore safety, trust, and flexibility to the public internet. Employees logging in using HTL VPN can rest assured that they access company resources safely. Likewise, IT administrators can feel confident that confidential company data is not exposed to malicious actors.
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How does a VPN work?
VPNs are used for different purposes, but the underlying technology is the same. A virtual private network (VPN) establishes a private, encrypted channel to securely send data across public networks. VPN technology ensures that the data between the VPN client and the VPN server cannot be read by anyone who manages to snoop the data packets.
In the past VPNs were more commonly used to establish secure corporate network access for remote branches, or remote workers. By encapsulating data in a secure VPN channel, corporate networks can treat remote clients as if they are located on site.
Crurcially, a VPN client can also be used to secure an employee’s internet traffic. Instead of directly communicating with websites across the public internet, internet traffic is encrypted and safely transmitted to a secure VPN server, which handles communications with internet services on the client’s behalf.
Your employees need safe, private access to the internet – whenever, wherever they work
The Benefits of Using a VPN for Internet Access
A UK VPN service ensures that internet traffic is hidden from prying eyes, whether that is a hacker or a government employee. With companies now highly reliant on cloud-based software to get work done the importance of secure internet connectivity is growing rapidly. VPNs can deliver in three areas:
Secure internet, everywhere
It is difficult to control where your employees access the internet - it is not realistic to impose tight restrictions on what is and isn’t an acceptable network. Yet insecure WiFi hotspots pose a real threat.
VPNs remove security concerns by creating an impenetrable tunnel across the public internet – from your user’s device, straight to a secure VPN server. Airport hackers can snoop as much as they like, all they’ll get is unreadable data.
As much as web traffic is increasingly encrypted, snooping parties can still collect all sorts of metadata including which websites a client visited – and besides, there’s nothing that guarantees consistent third-party security practice.
VPNs ensure that your employee’s internet traffic is inscrutable. Furthermore, VPN solutions for business also masks your employees’ identity on the internet, ensuring privacy as incoming connections appear to be from a VPN server – not your employee.
Access to internet content can sometimes be restricted, whether it’s government censorship or poorly planned security measures from a service provider or local IT team. Websites can also restrict access based on a user’s location.
UK VPN providers allow your employees to transcend these limitations by injecting internet traffic at the VPN server’s point of presence, not your employees’ physical location.
Today, the more typical use case for VPNs is to ensure secure, private internet connectivity
Typical VPN Use Cases
Not every company requires VPN access. There is usually no need for an internet access VPN if all your employees are always working on site, and if you are using a trusted internet service provider. However, the nature of work has changed so much that it is increasingly rare for employees to perform all their work in a fixed office location.
Log on anywhere, anytime
Companies are rightly concerned about data security and employees may mirror this concern by hesitating to go online. VPNs give your staff the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, by using whichever internet connection they have access to, without worrying about the security implications.
Access to essential services when abroad
Employees working abroad can find essential corporate services broken due to local policies. One example is China’s ban on Google services, including the commonly used G Suite productivity range. With a UK VPN provider your can staff can continue to work uninterrupted regardless of the country they work in.
Appear in-country, even when travelling
Websites often serve a select set of content based on a user’s location. Employees who travel might not have access to essential services because of a website’s policies. With a UK VPN service your employees can appear to be in their home country, accessing internet services as they usually would.
Where privacy is paramount
For any number of reasons your company may be concerned about your employee’s internet privacy. VPN solutions for business ensure that snoopers can’t make inferences about your employees or your company through observing internet traffic – the only data that is visible is the connection to the VPN.
Safety for sensitive cloud services
Cloud-based applications that handle confidential data deserve full protection against internet snooping. A UK VPN service ensures that there is no risk of data leakage when your employee accesses confidential company data on an off-site public internet connection.
Affordable security, seamless BYOD
With less and less control over the devices employees use for work or the locations they work in companies can rely on a VPN to mitigate a wide range of security concerns, without breaking the bank.
Enjoy VPN Protection from Your Managed Services Provider
Needless to say, the degree of protection you enjoy from a VPN greatly depends on the quality of the vendor. At HTL we’ve come to understand the difficulties our clients have in finding a trustworthy VPN service provider which is why we’ve started to offer a VPN service. But with countless options for VPN service UK companies may wonder, why choose HTL VPN?
Privacy and security first
HTL’s security experts ensure that our VPN service is hardened and consistently secure. Our no-logs policy ensures that your internet usage information is not at risk, even if a breach occurs or if a court demand is made.
Compatibility and support
VPN from HTL is backed by the same exceptional technical expertise we apply across our entire service line. You can rest assured that your VPN will work flawlessly day in, day out and that an HTL support expert will be ready to help you when you do need support.
Speed and flexibility
High bandwidth and low latency is key to a seamless VPN experience. HTL utilises high-performance servers with broad peerage to deliver our VPN services. With a wide choice of servers in a range of locations we provide the flexibility you need.
Choose a London-based VPN provider
Companies based in London likely have many of their clients based in London too, while the cloud data centres that company’s in the UK’s biggest city rely on are often also located London.
It makes sense therefore to choose a London-based VPN provider that an ensure seamless access to internet services, even when employees are not currently in London.