What Are Mobile VPN Apps and Why You Should Be Using Them
When you think of VPNs, chances are pretty good your thoughts go to the tried and true virtual private networks of old, which made it possible for you to securely connect to your company network (from a remote location) such that your local computer behaved as if it were within the company LAN.
In this concise guide from TechRepublic Premium, we look at something different — mobile VPNs and why you need them, how they work and what you should look for in a VPN service.
From the guide:
Before cloud solutions, virtual private networks of old were the best (and often) only solution for remote working.
For the most part, those solutions were considered secure. Once connected, your machine would be given an IP address associated with the topology of your company network and, if configured to do so, would use the same DNS servers as your company LAN. VPNs were a very specific technology that required a specific skill set to set up properly. And although VPNs are still in use today, they have (in many instances) been usurped by cloud solutions. After all, using a cloud platform is not only easier, but also more cost-effective and secure.
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