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How To Work Securely and Remote From Anywhere Using VPN Technology

Updated: May 22

Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, have been used for many years in corporate IT to help remote workers connect securely from anywhere to the corporate network and resources. This technology was critical during the period of the Big Panini, when everyone had to work remotely. Now corporate America is trying to reign in the remote workers by imposing geographical fences or requiring them to live and work from a particular location. Meanwhile, remote workers, having tasted the freedom of working from home, want to redefine "home" and work from anywhere around the world. This conflict puts workers at odds with corporate policy. In many cases, workers are denied the ability to live where they want to while selling their time to corporate America.

So the Big question becomes, how do you work remotely, securely, without disclosing your physical location? The answer is VPN technology. But not all VPN solutions provide total anonymity. To complicate matters more, some corporate IT departments have the security technology to know if remote workers are using inferior VPN solitons to bypass their policies.

A variety of companies provide VPN technologies. They all encrypt the traffic between the client and server devices, making it impossible for anyone outside the connection to see the data inside the encrypted tunnel. However, the companies that provide the VPN servers are also privy to the data going across the tunnel. Furthermore, servers used by clients of public VPN solutions are shared across multiple users. All the users have the same IP address from the server and share the server's location in a data center. Many companies can see the shared IP address ranges used by the servers in data centers and know that this is a sign that an employee might be using a public VPN solution to access sensitive company information. Even websites like provide some information that a user might be using a VPN/proxy server. knows this because the device uses an address from a data center.

For more information on VPNs, please check out the VPN Essentials Course. The VPN Essentials course has a free VPN Features Guide outlining 3 different levels of VPN protection labeled as Good, Better, and Best. The scenario I've described above falls within the good and better options. But what if there was a way to eliminate the public server and the shared IP and still provide a secure encrypted tunnel?

Well, a site-to-site private VPN connection is the solution. This deployment allows the remote worker to create a private VPN in their home in the States and connect from anywhere in the world to their personal VPN server. Think of this as having a satellite location in your home network. You connect directly to your private VPN server located at your house or a person you trust. Then all your traffic goes to the internet from your/their home internet service provider. Now you don't have to worry about multiple people sharing your VPN server or numerous people having the same public IP address. The VPN Essentials course contains complete step-by-step details to configure this solution. Also, the recommended VPN routers for this configuration are linked below.

Lastly, I help people worldwide gain the freedom to work anywhere by setting up this configuration via Zoom. You can schedule your Virtual Installation by clicking the link.

I look forward to helping you enjoy the 16 hours of your day that do not involve work from anywhere in the world.

Until Next Time,

Mexitplans Monte.

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