Secure your business while working remote
Secure your business while working remote
 

How to configure VPN for remote access in 3 steps

Companies are increasingly connected to the Internet. The information we handle is very important for our business to function as well as possible and must be protected, whether it is stored or when we have to access it to use it. Now, the use we make of mobile phones in corporate environments is increasingly necessary to establish secure remote access mechanisms for corporate information, such as Virtual Private Networks or VPNs.

Define Virtual Private Networks

First, we are going to define Virtual Private Networks. These are services that allow remote access to the internal network of the company and the resources of its computer system such as email or any desktop application, among others. This type of access is safer than when we do it in a normal way, so it allows the worker to move freely through that network, in addition to interconnecting with other geographically separated networks. Therefore, VPNs‌ will implement a tunnel through the Internet with extreme encryption, so that you can access the company's services or documents from anywhere, and thus work on them.

For this reason, in this article, we will show you how we can configure a VPN for remote access either with a computer or with any other device. We must follow the following steps:

1. Download and install a specific program

Download and install a specific program on all the computers where it is necessary or on which you want to configure the VPN. To do this you must visit the program's website, download the program, run the wizard, then accept the legal conditions, choose the location of the app, and start it, in case you want the start to be automatic or not when you start the concrete operating system.

You have to download the option "Disable vulnerable services of the specific Operating System on the program" since you are going to use this connection with your workers. Select "Use without commercial license" and complete the final installation.

Get a VPN subscription
Get a VPN subscription

2. Configure the VPN

Start the application that we have installed and hit the power button. You have to enter your nickname, it may give you an error if so, you must go to Start / Control Panel / Firewall, click on "Allow a program through Firewall" and in advanced options, uncheck firewall protection to the specific program. You will probably need to reboot the system.

Now yes, you can create a new network with a username and password to establish the specific connection and create.

3. Join recently created network

Now you can connect all the necessary devices to that same network. When we are already inside, all you have to do is turn it on and enter the name and password of the network.

To join, you will have to click on "Join a network" and "Join an existing network", enter the name and password.

Press join. Now you will be connected to this new network and we will have at our disposal all the devices connected to it.

Finishing the setup

With all this, we have already done the setting up VPN for remote access, so we will only have to check if the basic tools to work are available for all necessary devices. To do this, just right-click on the name of the team itself and select browse. So we will see if we can work on a document or start a conversation with our coworkers.


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