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With the rise of the mobile workforce and cloud transformation, the traditional network we once knew can no longer be trusted. Employees now work remotely from home, cafes, as well as around the world and companies are moving to cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft's Azure.

Given this, the traditional hardware-based VPNs and Firewalls we’ve relied on for over 30 years are no longer adequate in securing remote and on-premise access. Now an alternative kind of VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet.

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VPNs can be used to access region-restricted websites, shield your browsing activity from prying eyes on public Wi-Fi, and more. When you switch on a VPN this sends your web traffic through an encrypted tunnel to a server controlled by the VPN company. From there, it exits onto the Web as normal. If you make sure to only connect to websites secured with HyperText Transport Protocol Secure (HTTPS), your data will continue to be encrypted even after it leaves the VPN. This may sound easy, but it can have profound effects on your privacy.

At Cyber Security Intelligence we have discovered Perimeter 81 which is a powerful Zero Trust service which ticks all the boxes, not just from a user’s perspective, but also from the IT administrators view point.

Unlike traditional network security technologies, Perimeter 81 incorporates the Zero Trust and Software-Defined Perimeter models, offers greater network visibility, seamless onboarding and automatic integration with major cloud providers. With Perimeter 81, IT managers can easily build, manage and secure their networks with one unified platform. There is a choice of sign-in providers, including Google and Microsoft, and support for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux and Chromebook.

Currently a new Domain Name System (DNS) makes it easier for you to block specific websites, either to prevent distractions or to help ensure employees don't visit sites that could deliver malware to your organisation’s network.

Businesses often deal with important and sensitive information so they must keep it safe in the face of modern threats like spying, hacking, and data theft.

Current Effects

Due to recent events on the global scale, we have witnessed a significant increase in the workforce becoming more mobile and businesses moving their operations online. This is why at this moment it is critical for every business to find a good way to protect its data. Some VPNs are better suited for individual users or households, while others have services tailored with small and medium business users in mind.

Business-oriented VPNs typically provide a dedicated IP address along with a dedicated server, whereas this isn’t the case with consumer VPNs. Their IPs might be shared with other users and change each time you connect.

Perimeter 81 also offers huge flexibility in how the VPN is configured. You can opt for instances on your premises or in the cloud. Admins can audit VPN traffic and view activity logs via the single-click web-based console.

  • The network of servers isn't the largest but certainly enough for most businesses, and there are now gateways in Helsinki, San Jose, Fremont, and Mumbai.
  • There's also and a choice of encryption protocols including WireGuard, though end users need not worry about any such configuration.
  • With Perimeter 81’s zero-touch framework, it’s very simple for IT managers to begin working with the product and roll out networks in a matter of minutes.

First, you sign on to the cloud management platform to create a dedicated workspace. This provides your organisation with its own distinct URL where your team can build and manage your network. Within the cloud management platform, you can easily purchase licenses for team members and private gateways by attaching their credit card details, or using PayPal, and inserting the desired license amount.

The deployment of a network is fully automated and highly scalable. Team members can join through their organisation’s SSO provider, or by email invitation.

Team members receive invitations to download single-click client apps, available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. These applications encrypt device traffic and allow team members to safely access company resources and work securely – whether they’re in the office or on the go.

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