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What Is VPN Security?


Many companies use VPN connection to allow workers to securely connect to their corporate network. Even in the early days of computers, organizations wanted to send data from one place to another. An example is a university that has a mainframe computer. This university may have another campus at the opposite end of the city and it has a terminal but cannot afford a mainframe. The second campus wants to send information to the mainframe to be executed and receive output back. The only way that these two campuses were connected was through the telephone system, so people used leased lines if they wanted any type of connection that was guaranteed.

In the early days, connecting to organizations or remote users was done through leased lines. One of the problems with this was the expense.  If you were trying to connect organizations on opposite sides of a country, it would become increasingly expensive.

Over time, new technology called Virtual Private Networking (VPN) evolved. This gave organizations a way to securely connect their various locations. The availability of some type of broadband network is needed to make VPN possible. With a VPN network, users within a network can securely connect with others in their network as if they were in the same location.

Years ago, VPN networks were used by corporate employees to access their office networks while working remotely. Over time, VPN technology became available for regular internet users. It helps people from all over the world to connect in a secure way.

VPN technology offers you the following: 

  • Encrypted data transfer across the network,
  • Remain anonymous online,
  • Keep enterprise data private and safe from hackers, government censorship, and other dangers of the internet, and.
  • VPN also allows you to get access to blocked content:

Due to a person’s geographical location, some content such as video, music, and news may be unavailable to certain countries and locations. Using a VPN service allows you to login to a server located in a place from where the content is available so that it can be accessed.

Do you need VPN security for your business? Then contact Active Computer Technologies today.

Our Why

Over 25 years ago, Active Computer Technologies was created to help small businesses compete with larger corporations. Today we provide managed services Dallas businesses rely on to be successful.


558 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: 469-853-4962