Why your startup needs a VPN

You did all the legwork to get your startup off the ground.

You've got people taking care of your human resources, someone handling your sales and marketing, and other staff members on board.

Have you forgotten your IT needs? Are you capable of connecting your team members together in a safe digital environment?

Once thought to be only in the purview of big companies, the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the best way for your startup to bring your team and your customers together under a secure umbrella.

Let's look at why your startup needs a VPN. 

What is a Virtual Private Network?

With a VPN, you can create a secure connection over the internet, providing many layers of security.

A VPN protects your system and your network from being compromised by outside sources. It keeps your data safe as well as that of your customers. This encryption protects you from hackers and anyone trying to pry into your business.

Now let's look at the benefits for your startup. 

You have enhanced security

By using a VPN to connect people, the shared data is encrypted.

Your VPN makes sure that any information collected from your consumers (think private info and credit card info) is safe from people who want to steal it. 

You have secure remote access

In today's world, many employees work from different locations across the globe. Some take their work home.

The best way to allow for remote access is through a VPN. This way they can securely connect with all of your office data.

File sharing is easier, and all teams would have access to the work of others. This makes your daily work processes flow more smoothly.

Ultimately this also increases worker productivity as they can work safely from anywhere and at any time. 

You can change your IP address

When you use a VPN, you can change your IP address, cloaking it from prying eyes.

Changing your IP address, though, doesn't affect your whole computer system as you can always return to your original IP address at any time.

In addition, by changing your IP address, you can be sure it isn't banned by any service or search engine, especially in other countries. 

You'll enjoy enhanced performance

With a virtual private network, you'll usually find that it increases your network speed. Large files are handled with ease, and network backlogs decrease.

This again works to enhance overall startup productivity.

Just make sure you have it set up correctly for this to happen. 

You have security in public

When your team is on a business trip, they often use public internet connections. So, if they're staying in a hotel, or sitting in a restaurant, their internet is not particularly safe.

But, if you are using a VPN, your employees can access your data on a dedicated and encrypted internet connection, safeguarding your startup.

It is cost effective

A virtual private network isn't expensive, so it is attainable for the small business. You might find that your internet service provider (ISP) has plans you can choose from.

It's so easy. You sign up, turn on the network, work with a few settings, and you're on your way to a secure network. 

Final thoughts

Even though your business may be small in the beginning, don't assume hackers will ignore you. And, you will be a big business soon.

Your startup needs a VPN because you care about the safety of your company data and that of your customers. You want to provide a secure environment for your startup.

So, do your business a favor and sign up for a VPN today to avoid data breaches and cyberattacks. 

Are you a new startup ready to succeed? Are you looking to get your new business off the ground and watch it rise to success? We are here for you. We can help answer your questions and guide you through the process. Outsource your HR duties, finances, payroll and more to us. Contact Escalon today to get started.

Image: Petter Lagson on Unsplash 

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