Do your homework. Choosing the right secure network solution is an important decision, so take the time to learn about the available options. Each product, such as Secure Socket Layers VPNs, IPSec VPNs and application layer security gateways, has ideal user scenarios and offers specific benefits depending on your company’s requirements. Make sure you understand the technological distinctions between different products (VPNs, firewalls, intrusion detection, virus checking, user authentication, etc.) and take the time to research vendors and their support options. Have a clear understanding of what you will use the product for – secure collaboration and information sharing, data separation, application access, etc.
The emergence of VPNs and networking technology has changed the way we work and makes it easier for professionals to collaborate and share information no matter where they’re located. As the number of network products on the market continues to rise it has become more important than ever before to choose the right solution for your business. If your networking solution doesn’t facilitate flexible working and protect confidential data, then you’re doing a disservice to both your business and your customers.