This is one of the really cool things that the Internet has brought to us. Suppose you run a small business and have two offices, one in Brentwood, the other in Brighton (or even Capetown!). Wouldn't it be useful to be able to access files on computers in both local and remote offices, just as if they were all in the same office?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) does this. It will allow you to print in a remote office or access a database there. Once you have set up a VPN you can use it to back up your critical data or even run your surveillance system over it.

Basically, a VPN is a private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites or users together. A VPN can work over your broadband and create, what will appear to be a dedicated connection between your offices or employees.

If you are interested in adding this capability to your network, give CompuGuide a call for a site survey and quote.