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6 Easy Steps to Find the Right VPN for Your Business

Updated on December 31, 2019
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A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can offer many benefits to your business, including enhanced cybersecurity. You can use this type of VPN to encrypt all the data that your company sends and receives, which could help your company to comply with data protection legislation. Here are some steps you can follow to find the right VPN for your organization.

1. Why Do You Need a VPN?

Before you can find the right business VPN, you need to be clear about the needs of your company. Different VPN providers have different features, so there is no single "one size fits all" option that suits all organizations.

If you plan to use a VPN for streaming high-bandwidth content, such as video, you need to choose one that offers high speed and reliable connections. On other other hand, if cybersecurity is a major concern for your business, security may be more important than speed.

Most businesses will need a router-based VPN, which allows a multitude of simultaneous connections. This type of VPN allows multiple employees to connect securely at the same time.

2. Are the Services Compatible?

Not all VPNs are compatible with all platforms. Most business VPNs are able to function on the main desktop platforms (Windows, MacOS, and Linux) but not all of them work smoothly on mobile platforms as well. This is an important point if your employees frequently work remotely using their mobile devices. If mobile access is important to your company, check that the VPN supports Android, Windows, and iOS to give your employees access no matter what kind of devices they use.

3. Is it Easy to Set Up?

Some business VPNs are very complex, which can make them difficult to set up. You need to ensure that your IT department has the right skills to set up and configure the VPN you choose for your company. If your IT department is very small, select a VPN provider that has a reputation for simplicity.

4. How Good is the Tech Support?

Technical support can make or break your business' VPN experience. When reading reviews, be sure to focus on the quality of the technical support that other business users have experienced. Inadequate technical support can leave your employees unable to connect to the network to carry out their work, leading to a drop in productivity and revenue.

Look for a VPN provider that offers a 24/7 customer helpline or online support chat. Support tickets and emails are alternative means of contacting technical support services, but they are not as effective because you might end up waiting a long time for support staff to reply.

5. What is the Cost?

Cost is an important factor for many businesses, especially smaller companies. As well as looking at the overall cost of a VPN, it is also a good idea to consider what payment plans the service offers. Paying monthly is an excellent option for businesses with tight cash flow, while larger corporations with easier access to funds can save money in the long run by paying annually for a business VPN.

Be sure to check the terms and conditions regarding automatic renewal of your subscription carefully. Auto renewal can be convenient for busy enterprise owners, but it also makes it easy to continue with a substandard VPN provider rather than looking into other options.

6. Is There A Money Back Guarantee?

Some VPN services offer a money back guarantee to businesses who are not satisfied with the services they provide. Selecting a provider that offers to return your funds is one way to ensure you do not lose out financially by trying out a new VPN.

Watch out for business VPN providers that force you to commit to a long contract. Being locked into a contract can trap you into high costs, poor service, and unreliable technical support.

By answering the questions posed here, you will be able to find a suitable VPN regardless of the size or scope of your company, ensuring that your data remains secure and your bottom-line isn’t affected by costly security breaches.


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