A VPN alternative

VPN Alternative- could there be another option? Lets dive further into this as we look

Many IT support businesses scrambled in the early days of the pandemic. In an effort to provide their clients with fully functioning IT support. All from their home environments.

There were many new VPNs introduced to businesses that couldn’t run their businesses without a VPN.

No matter where you are, you can access your files and apps.  Cloud services are convenient. But access to critical services that may not be available on the cloud. This will sometimes require a VPN back to the office.

Virtual private network is what VPN stands for. It allows a user working from home or remotely to access all the files and services. Located in your business IT environment as if they were in the office.

There’s a problem though – VPNs add another layer of complexity to your IT infrastructure.

In addition to this challenge, support is also a concern. If you’ve ever used a VPN. Overall, you know there are times when the VPN fails to work, in which case a support ticket must be submitted.

As in the past when your office server controlled your emails, VPNs are now part of the mix. Any business is susceptible to a single point of failure if their network or server goes down.

VPN Alternatives

VPN Alternative: Microsoft Azure comes to the rescue here

As many services once controlled by office servers can now be replicated in Microsoft’s cloud.

A few examples of this would be file storage, domain control services, and device security enforcement.

The combination of these services allows businesses to break away from the need for VPN at any time. All while maintaining security access to Azure file storage controlled by Azure Active Directory and Microsoft endpoints.

All you need to know is that it eliminates the single point of failure for your business. And that your employees no longer have to worry and feel frustrated about VPN connectivity.

We can help you transform your legacy IT services with Microsoft Azure. Contact us today to learn more.

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