Tailored Security to Suit your Mobile Needs
mobilesecurity.com [Mountain View, CA] Now then class, pay attention at the back, it’s time to learn about something that could save you a great deal of money. If VPN is just another unknown acronym, like USSD or BSOD, and you're wondering what discrete underwear has to do with mobile security, then this article could be quite illuminating. If you’re employed by a progressive company that permits its staff to work from home, then you’ve likely been using a VPN (or Virtual Private Network) for some time now, and can skip to the end of the lesson. If VPNs are a mystery, let mobilesecurity.com fill in a few blanks for you.
VPNs are widely-used by companies wishing to maintain their security while offering their employees the freedom to access their company network while working remotely. For me, fortunately this means I no longer spend 2 hours every morning sat on Britain's increasingly clogged motorway networks in order to access the 'shared' drive in the local office. It also means that when I'm checking the progress of mobilesecurity.com's latest widgets before they’re pushed live on our production servers, I don't need to be sat in the Sydney office with our web developers. Sure, I don't mind heading to Australia a few times each year, ideally when the weather begins to deteriorate here in London and I can head to Manly for surf lessons, but it's impractical to spend 22hrs on a flight every time I want to take a look at the dev servers.
From a personal perspective, in addition to allowing me access to shared drives and closed development servers, my VPN access also ensures that emails, instant messages or other communication is encrypted and secure – tucked away from prying eyes. This is more valuable than you might have thought, because it doesn't just secure messages, it ensures that all web traffic is secure. For this reason, whenever I’m using my credit card to make an online purchase, I make sure I’m logged on to the VPN.
I have up-to-date antivirus software and an active firewall, but I take a belt-and-braces approach to online payments – and this hasn’t let me down yet. Find out why VPN is rapidly becoming the obvious choice for anyone using their mobile device on a public wifi network. group you fall into, by reading the second part of this article here.