Last week we spoke about the emerging VPN and proxy trends in the age of coronavirus. These trends are coming together slowly to reignite the relevance of virtual private networks in the modern world wide web. Everyone from marketing professionals to web developers to business development associates is utilizing the power of VPN to access the web.
This is an unprecedented situation for us VPN providers and TuxlerVPN for one is looking at providing nonstop service to our personal and business users.
Here’s a quick look at the rising relevance of VPNs.
For Many, a VPN Is a Mandate Now
Take the case of Richard, who works at a global digital agency that has mandated VPN use when accessing some of the company resources such as cloud storage. Because he is working from home, he is forced to set up a VPN first before accessing those resources.
While some organizations have their own proxy servers and private networks for this purpose, others do not. Professionals like Richard who are working virtually end up using standalone services like the ones provided by TuxlerVPN.
This has resulted in a dual effect: companies globally are looking at expanding or upgrading their data centers and individuals and small startups are making more use of VPNs.
With many countries still reeling under the pressure of lockdown, we believe this spike in usage is here to stay.
Ministries Sending Out Security Advice
Ministries of several countries in the European Union and the UK have already released security advice notices to public and private organizations on using VPN services. While most attribute the need for caution to the rising cyberattacks – something that we mentioned while talking about the trends – it also shows the significance of online privacy in the grand scheme of things.
Today, more people are surfing the web, making them more prone to cyberattacks. While such attacks have always been a threat to online users, what makes the situation worse is the always-online culture.
We have already reported a rise in VPN usage since at least March 2020. And this increase has been recorded across devices. Users are switching on their VPN clients across devices – browsers on the desktop, laptops, mobile phones, and even smart TVs – for a variety of reasons. And because most form of entertainment is attached to an online service today – Netflix or Google Earth or TikTok – the usage of VPN stands as valid and important.
While it is to bypass geological restrictions for some, other users depend on a VPN application to hide their activities. We have also seen users employ different clients or different versions of a VPN for two different activities. For example, compare a residential VPN for accessing a video service with a data center VPN to deal with some important files at work.
A Strain on VPN Providers
Naturally, this unprecedented pressure from users worldwide is bound to put a lot of pressure on the VPN community.
At TuxlerVPN, we understand the need to use additional hardware and expand our licensing capabilities for this influx. While it is a relief that our data center VPN was launched just before the break of the pandemic, we are seriously monitoring the situation to keep our servers running and with ample fuel.
As recommended by WeForum, along with updated systems, VPN is another highly recommended measure for professionals working from home in this testing time. It only emphasizes the rise of corporate VPNs which so far only enjoyed the stunted privilege as a niche requirement.
No longer are VPNs a selective requirement. As the world continues to fight the coronavirus, it is slowly becoming a necessity.