To get yourself or your employees set up and working from home, one has to be able to connect securely to your company's network

Get in on the Remote Work Revolution with VPN Connectivity

Remote work is that which is done off-site, away from a company or organization’s main offices. There are many names for this trend of working from home. Some call it telecommuting or working remotely, and those who work from home are often referred to as telecommuters or mobile employees.

Secure your remote connections with a VPN router

To get yourself or your employees set up and working from home, one has to be able to connect securely to your company's network. To accomplish this, a company needs to have a router with VPN (Virtual Private Network) capabilities, such as those featured on the ZyXEL Multi-WAN Small Business Gateway (LTE/DSL/fiber/Gigabit Ethernet). A VPN allows the company to provide secure connections to branch offices, partners, workers on the road, and telecommuters. Users can employ IPsec, as well as L2TP or PPTP VPN to safely access corporate networks without running VPN software on their PCs.

VPNs are particularly useful for connecting multiple networks securely. Most companies maintain VPNs so that employees can access files, applications, printers, and other resources on the office network without compromising security. For this reason, most businesses rely on a VPN to share servers and other networked resources among multiple offices or branches across the globe.

Moreover, to provide an “always online” internet connection, the VPN function also supports High Availability (HA) failover. This VPN HA feature could ensure confidentiality and continuity.

Get the VPN home advantage

Not only do employees working from home on a full-time basis need a VPN router to connect to their company’s data systems, but also other employees who require occasional access to secure data while at home in the evening or on weekends. With the ZyXEL Multi-WAN Small Business Gateway (LTE/DSL/fiber/Gigabit Ethernet), any worker using a VPN can connect securely to a remote network from home via the Internet.

Even if you don't have a chain of offices to worry about, you can use the same strategy to connect multiple home networks or other networks for personal use. You can also set up your own VPN to safely access your secure home network while on the road.