QUICKDISCUSSION & RESPONSE ACTIVITY
Directions: (PART 1)(PROVIDE SOURCES AT END, ONLY 1-2 SOURCES IS NEEDED)
How do you plan and selectappropriate VPN solution for an organization? Please explain it in two-threeparagraphs with valid references.
Directions: (PART 2)(There are 2 responses to respond back to)
Respond to these separateresponses with 2-3 sentences each response.
1st Response: How Iplan and select appropriate VPN solution is if you’re in large business with alot of employees and IT department, you can set up your very own VPN by usingcloud based technology which is provided by vendors like Amazon Web services.Or buying your own servers. If you’re a smaller business or lack in ITdepartment, the best bet is subscribing VPN service provided by third company.Many companies offer VPN services from internet service providers like AT&Tto endpoint security firms(NortonLifeLock). The first step to VPN setup isevaluating your needs and gather necessary components. These are questions toconsider. How many and what kinds of devices need VPN? Which computer operatingsystems you use? VPN vendors provide supporting for popular OS like Windows,but not all do so for OS like Linux for example. Do you need VPN protection forstaff in other locations? What different kind of VPN protocol you need? Willyou need upgrading your internet connection speeds? A VPN will slow down youronline activities. So, if you feel like your connection could use boost, get itbefore adding VPN. This initial assessment help find VPN vendor who can meetyour needs. Some VPN vendors also offer endpoint security software. A VPNrequire equipment like router, server, and software designed for VPN. When youchoose VPN service through vendor itself, they’ll provide VPN servers and software.A standard router work fine with VPN, which is good news for remote workers.But if you’re setting up company IT network is space shared, like offline, It’sbetter using VPN router.
2nd Response: Withthe world adapting to the pandemic and causing thousands of employees topartake in remote-access work, businesses require a way to protect theirinformation, networks, and employees from online threats. Organizations canturn to a VPNs to prevent those online threats. With VPN technology existing foryears, its easier than ever to implement a VPN. The only main concern forbusinesses is which VPN fits their needs. The VPN must be kept Up-to-Date, haveclear data logging policies, multiple server locations, support for multipleprotocols, centralized management, and much more. Its important to pick a VPNmust be kept up to date, mainly because of compatibility, but also mobilesupport and patches. Make sure that you read the VPNs data logging policy tofind out exactly what information itll store, and to ensure that theyre beingtransparent about it. On top of that, ensure that the VPN has plenty of serversbecause with more servers, it is less likely they are to become overloaded andwill help keep a connection with efficient speed. A VPNs protocols is a set ofrules that establish the connection between the VPN client and the VPN server.Each protocol has its own advantages and disadvantages, usually regarding theirlevel of security and the speed. Lastly, the VPN should be easily managed by ITadministrators with regard to managing user accounts, control accesspermissions, IP whitelisting, and any other features that may be needed.
NOTE: PLEASE RESPOND SEPARATELYTO THESE 2 DIFFERENT RESPONSES! THANK YOU!