Telecommuters: The Thing of the Future

Symantec SSL Certificates

As technology grows and more and more things become possible, businesses are able to expand their horizons and offer the ultimate in flexibility to their employees in many cases. While for most, a stint in the office is inevitable, others may have the opportunity to work from home every now and again and, with the help of the Internet, communicating with the office is easy as 1, 2, 3.

While some businesses are a little reluctant to accept the concept of remote workers, because of the lack of their physical presence, others are slowly accepting the idea and are acknowledging the idea as a feasible one. For people who work at home, it takes a while to get used to the idea of working in your living room or a dedicated study, but as you progress through the transition, it’s completely possible for it to be successful.

With the help of the SSL VPN Tool at Symantec, remote workers don’t have to be remote anymore. While they’re not in the office in body, Virtual Private Networks ensure a secure connection between their home PC and the office network, meaning that they can be part of the office environment once more.

When you connect to a VPN, you create a ‘tunnel’ where all your internet traffic goes through to the VPN server, meaning that you’re virtually connected to the office network. By connecting to the VPN, it will make you part of the office network, with an individual IP address, and all your traffic will go straight from your home PC, through the office network and then to the Internet.

While it may seem confusing, the concept is simple. With the help of SSL certificates, VPN’s can be thoroughly secured, giving you access to secured resources and work documents that you would otherwise be lacking.

Follow the handy EV SSL guide online to ensure that your VPN server uses the ideal SSL certificate for the job. Which SSL certificate you choose is completely your call and, often, standard SSL certificates will suffice. Take the plunge and give telecommuting a go – you may be pleasantly surprised!

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