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Business VPNs: Safeguarding Cloud Data and Managing Access

26th September, 2023

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Cloud security poses significant challenges for modern businesses. These companies heavily rely on SaaS applications for data storage, transaction processing, and collaboration tasks. While cloud computing offers numerous advantages, such as cost reduction, productivity enhancement, and flexibility, security teams face the complex task of safeguarding SaaS applications to ensure data remains protected.

Many cloud security strategies are centered around Virtual Private Network (VPN) protocols and IP anonymization. While traditional VPNs play a role, they may need to provide more protection for cloud assets. In this blog, we will evaluate the effectiveness of VPNs in safeguarding cloud resources and explore how cloud VPNs combine access management and encryption to secure business-critical applications.

What is a Business VPN?

Virtual Private Networks are designed to conceal web traffic from external observers. These networks employ tunneling protocols to encrypt data at its source, ensuring it remains encrypted until it reaches its destination. This encryption minimizes the risk of interception or data breaches. VPNs operate atop existing networks and direct data through private servers, which assign new IP addresses to the data passing through them, effectively anonymizing users and making them challenging to identify.