Member Question: VPN Options
Explanation of VPN: “A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the internet. VPN technology was developed as a way to allow remote users and branch offices to securely access corporate applications and other resources. To ensure safety, data travels through secure tunnels and VPN users must use authentication methods — including passwords, tokens and other unique identification methods — to gain access to the VPN.” (TechTarget)
CHSR -FM: “We’ve been using LogMeIn Hamachi as a remote access tool for years, but the last few years have seen price increases that are ridiculous (from free 7 years ago to $129 in 2014 to $599 this year).
CFHM-FM: We’ve been using VNC Viewer lately. Very reliable, but it’s free so maybe it’s not quite what you’re looking for.
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CJAM – FM: “I’m not sure about commercial services, but you could always just install a pfsense box and run it as a VPN. Then just connect to that box with just about any VPN client, create your secured connection, and you’re in. Use tokens on each end instead of passwords for added security of course. ”
CHLY – FM: “we are quite happy with an Untangle box which we use for both firewall and VPN services “