If you are reading this it means you are most likely aware that there is a lot of change in the tech world. The way we connect to the internet has changed dramatically in the last few years. Cloud computing, mobile devices, and big data have hit us hard and not many industries are prepared for this massive transformation.
One of the many industries hit hardest by these transformations is the VPN market. While many vendors have adapted to the way things are, most people are still rocking around 2000 VPNs even though they have been around for decades. The good news is that there are some vendors that have taken the time to understand what the customer needs and wants with this platform and have delivered solutions that are intuitive, simple to use, and secure.
Top 5 Reasons to Move Your VPN List to New Computer
You have established your business and are generating a good income. You want to keep your costs down by not purchasing new hardware and software to manage your VPNs.
You are getting tired of all the maintenance and downtime. Having a stable, reliable, and cost-effective VPN that you can easily scale up or down as needed is what you want.
You want more control over your business. Being able to see all your VPN activity in one place, monitor connections, and keep track of your logins and activity is appealing.
You want to keep your users/clients happy. Implementing new features and fixing problems is difficult when you lack the necessary resources. Having a tool that is intuitive and easy to use by everyone inside your organization is a great advantage.
Top 3 Advantages of Using a Managed VPN
There are many advantages to using a managed VPN. First, the software is usually updated automatically so you don’t have to worry about keeping your VPN up-to-date. Managed VPNs also provide the resources you need to maintain your network and security, including a DNS server and a VPN firewall. Most importantly, using a managed VPN gives you a great deal of control over your network performance, security, and connection availability. Disadvantages include the initial cost of the service and the need to keep an eye on your bills.
The Disadvantages of Using a DIY VPN
A DIY (Do-It-Yourself) VPN is one where you purchase individual components (such as a VPN account and a VPN router) and assemble them yourself. The advantage of a DIY model is that you can install it in a matter of minutes and are not reliant on the services of others to provide you with connectivity. Disadvantages include the security risks involved in allowing an unauthenticated, third party into your network and the fact that you must keep track of your own server configurations (i.e. you are responsible for updates and maintenance).
While you might get off easy with a DIY model for a couple of servers, once you start moving around a couple of hundred thousand dollars’ worth of equipment, you’ll want to take the time to research the proper way to set it up and keep it updated. And remember, when it comes to security, if you’re doing it yourself then you’re in control of what goes in and what comes out of your network. No one else can give you that level of control; for better or worse, that’s you, the owner of the network.
Top 3 Things to Consider Before You Move
Before you begin moving your VPN list to a new computer, there are a few things you need to consider. First, do you have the space for all of this equipment? If you have decided that you do want to make the move, you need to figure out how much space you have available. You also need to consider how much power your new computer has available. Finally, you need to decide whether you want to stay within the same data center or move to another. Before you begin your migration plan, you should have all these questions answered. This way, you’ll be sure you aren’t wasting any time and have a clear direction to follow.