Cloud-Based VPNs See 165% Growth With the Rise in Remote Work
According to Google Trends, the search term “VPN” has skyrocketed since last week. In the US, it grew by 25%, the UK 20%, Germany 30%, Spain 40%, and Italy, which has suffered the largest coronavirus outbreak in Europe, 55%. These numbers are also reflected in VPN sales.
“We recorded 40% growth last week. By today, this number has quadrupled as more countries are announcing quarantine and office workers choosing remote work,” says Daniel Markuson, a digital privacy expert at NordVPN Teams.
Why are VPNs so crucial for those who work from home? First, businesses must set up secure internal communication and coordination. Companies need to make sure that all vital information reaches their employees securely. When in office, everyone uses the same Wi-Fi connection, so it’s easier to ensure secure communication. On top of that, employees need access to all of the internal resources; at the same time, these assets must be protected from potential attackers.
A cloud-based VPN has many advantages over traditional corporate VPNs. “Thanks to the virtual plug-and-play setup, NordVPN Teams can be installed very quickly. What matters most during quarantine, it can be done remotely,” says Daniel Markuson, the digital privacy expert at NordVPN Teams. Many of the traditional corporate VPNs have to be set up by configuring individual computers. This requires both time and physical contact, which is a strict violation of today’s health and safety rules.
Another huge advantage of a cloud-based VPN is that new clients can be connected very smoothly. “At NordVPN Teams, we are working in three shifts and connecting up to 200 new users per hour,” comments Daniel Markuson. “We are also expanding our server network to satisfy the growing demand for cloud-based VPN services.
“People should keep in mind that cybercriminals are well aware of the fact that many people are working from home. Attackers hope that these employees are leaving security gaps,” says Daniel Markuson. “Sadly, cybercrime doesn’t stop because of the quarantine. Therefore we encourage you to pay serious attention to proper cyber hygiene.
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