Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Most Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) encrypt their traffic to make it secure. Imagine that you are working for a company that has asked you to examine the various types of encryptions. The company has asked you to choose the one you would recommend.
- VPNs are used to establish a secure remote connection. Examine whether they are totally secure and if not, what additional features would make them so. Would you use a VPN to establish a remote connection with the hypothetical company you are working for? Why or why not? What type of encryption (encryption method, # of bits) would you recommend and why? Is there a standard for encryption on which you can rely?
After reading a few of your classmate’s postings, reply to the ones from which you learned something new or to which you have something to add. Remember to get in early and post often.
Additional post option: In addition to a VPN, how can you make the connection more secure and ensure that it is the employee who is actually logging into your network?