Virtual Private Networks (VPN) have been a mainstay in corporations for the past 20 years. They allow businesses to make potentially sensitive communications over an untrusted network. In the last few years, they have become the transport independent overlays of most SD-WAN solutions.
This comes as companies look to transform everything from their business operating models to service delivery methods, they are adopting technologies such as mobile computing and cloud to make data and applications available wherever they are needed, resulting in an increased digital surface and exposure to data in transit breaches.
Maintaining uniform security policy for all corporate users, applications, devices irrespective of their location and appropriate access control is essential to providing security in a multi-cloud environment. The data in motion must be protected using mutual authentication and confidentiality to protect sensitive corporate data over unprotected networks and provides a defensible proof of security. Here is a very brief overview of two of the VPNs we use:
We use FortiGate scalable and high-performance VPNs to protect our customers from man-in-the-middle attacks and ultimately data from breaches that can occur while high-speed data is in motion.
Fortinet VPN technology provides secure communications across the Internet between multiple networks and endpoints, through both IPsec and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technologies, leveraging FortiASIC hardware acceleration to provide high-performance communications and data privacy.
Cisco Meraki VPN
One of the main barriers to effective VPN use is the complex nature of configuration. Users must grapple with a long list of phases, modes, and encryption algorithms, and this means that getting and staying secure can be difficult task.
The beauty of the Cisco Meraki VPN is that it is can be configured quickly and easily and then it automatically remains secure via the cloud.
Download our product sheet which details how Vodat’s array of data solutions, such as VPN, can help businesses achieve their commercial and customer service goals.
To get a better idea of how a fully managed private network could transform your business, read our British Heart Foundation case study.