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Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

VPN services can dramatically reduce the costs and complexity of providing connectivity to remote offices and remote users. VPN services are typically tied into your firewall, and utilize an encrypted tunnel through the Internet to provide secure connectivity to network resources. Our consultants can assist you in developing and integrating VPN solutions into your network systems.

A virtual private network (VPN) is a private data network that makes use of the public telecommunication infrastructure, maintaining privacy through the use of a tunneling protocol and security procedures. The idea of the VPN is to give the company the same capabilities at much lower cost by using the shared public infrastructure rather than a private one. Phone companies have provided secure shared resources for voice messages. A virtual private network makes it possible to have the same secure sharing of public resources for data. Companies today are looking at using a private virtual network for both extranets and wide-area intranets.

With a VPN, a company can exchange data with virtually anyone in the world for nearly half the cost of using dedicated and/or frame relay circuits. As an added benefit, the same VPN technology can securely connect networks to remote access users, utilizing dialup links or broadband services such as xDSL and cable modems.

This is where Jax I T can save you $$. We at Jax I T use Mikrotik Router OS, Mikrotik Routers are a fraction of the cost compared to a Cisco or Juniper router. Mikrotik Router OS has the capability to do almost any router or firewall function that the big boys can do. For example, $220.00 in parts cost we can connect to remote offices together over a cable or DSL internet connection. At the same time either office can accept multiple VPN connections from remote users.