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For any Small to Medium sized Business (SMB) owner, recovering from a Cyber-attack or a security breach involves these procedures:

  1. Immediately securing the lines of defense at your organization;
  2. What to check for in your IT Infrastructure after your business has been impacted;
  3. Whom to notify in the case that a Cyber-attack has actually indeed happened;
  4. The kind of letter that should be written to the impacted parties (primarily those of customers, and any other third parties that you deal with, such as suppliers and distributors).

In this blog, we continue to examine another tool that you can use to help fortify the lines of defense at your business.  This is known as the “Virtual Private Network”, or “VPN” for short.  Essentially, with this kind of technology, you are masking your network lines of communication.  For example, if your remote employee logs in to access resources which are located at your place of business, that particular connection will actually appear to be “invisible” to the outside world.

This will be another series of blogs, with this one being an overview into the Virtual Private Network.

An Overview into the Virtual Private Network

A Virtual Private Network is essentially a dedicated network in of itself.  It is highly specialized, with the main intention of securing the flow of communication between the sending and the receiving parties (with the example above, the former would be the corporate servers and the latter would be the remote employee attempting to login).

In its simplest form, the Virtual Private Network takes the data packet in which the plain text message (for example, the login credentials of the remote employee) resides in. This plain text message cannot just be sent by itself. It needs to have a vehicle in which to travel across the network medium, (which is the data packet), and then further encrypts it on as needed basis.

This encryption tool is actually just another data packet.  Meaning, the data packet which contains the plaintext message (the login credentials of your remote employee) is further wrapped inside by another data packet, in order to provide that extra layer of protection.  This process is technically known as “encapsulation”.

Once this process has been accomplished, the Virtual Private Network then establishes a dedicated network connection, or even a dedicated network channel, in which the encapsulated data packet can be sent in.  Although this specific connection makes use of the public network infrastructure and related systems, this special type of network connection established and used by the Virtual Private Network cannot be seen by others, as this connection cannot be picked up by network sniffers.


Our next blog will examine in detail the mechanics into this special kind of network connection.  This is known specifically as “IP Tunneling”.

30 thoughts on “Virtual Private Networks

  1. Virtual Private Network takes the data packet in which the plain text message resides in. Hmmmm, what an insightful post coming from Los Angeles Managed Service Provider. I hope to read this to the last part, Be Structured Technology Group.

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  10. It is important for every IT Service & Support structure to incorporate the use of VPNs in their operations. The added layer of security through encapsulation can help a great deal.

  11. By getting the help of an IT Consulting firm one can know the best way to incorporate VPNs into their network. They can also be made aware of the potential benefits of doing so.

  12. The importance of a virtual private network to any Computer Company really can’t be overstated. Given the very prevalent cyber attacks recently anything that adds an additional layer of security is very much welcome.

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  14. VPN has been popping around in recent years as issues concerning privacy rises. Any Computer Company should use it for that reason. It seems that your traditional Anti virus and firewall is not enough anymore.

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  23. Great to know that there are some strategies aplicable for small to médium companies to help them secure their data. IT Services are for every company, not only the big ones.

  24. I used to work for an IT Services establishment in our local back in the day and VPN is new to me but I can see the use for it. It is not without backlash though. VPN can be used to bypass geographical differences. A good example is me accessing netflix in most areas which I cannot do in most far flung places. Good or bad thing?who knows.

  25. IT service & support is one of the crucial aspects in any firm. A good and well up to date IT department is what make a firm secure from online attacks.

  26. This wonderful tool used for line of defense is VPN and it will be wise if many organizations who are willing to protect their data from cyber threat should visit IT Outsourcing in Los Angeles. Nice piece

  27. Although this specific connection makes use of the public network infrastructure but don’t worry Los Angeles Computer Company got you covered. Virtual Private Network cannot be seen by others, as this connection cannot be picked up by network sniffers…. you see, you are fully secured.

  28. I know I have read about virtual private networks but never understood it just the way it has been explained here. Thanks the best Computer Company for this explanation.

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