With the current condition of the world, many businesses need to have their employees work from home to avoid spreading disease. Similarly, many businesses are moving their transactions and communication to new digital formats, putting strain and risk on capacity, servers and data storage. Most businesses have sensitive information that you don’t want to leak and need to make system adjustments to protect information and enable employees to perform without interruption while not in the physical office. 

A solution for many businesses is to incorporate a VPS into their IT infrastructure. A VPS is the abbreviation for virtual private server and provides added security and capacity that is much needed during these times. According to Statista data, the global VPN market is forecasted to reach $35.73 billion by 2022. Here, we explain what a VPS is and how it benefits businesses in this new virtual normal we are all adjusting to.

VPS and Security

VPS is a hosting server for your business that allows certain computers and people to access it without having to be in the same location. This access also allows for more security by giving your business the ability to prevent people from going onto your server to steal information or make changes without permission. With it, you can make your server available online to your employees without making it public.

You can purchase your own private server and have a provider host it for you so that others can access it. Since it needs to be in an online space to work, you do need a provider to make it available on the internet for you. This way, anyone with access to the server can use it on their corresponding computers. 

While this service does exist, do the benefits make it worth picking up and implementing into your business?

How It Benefits Businesses

Sometimes, complications happen in the world that prevent people from meeting together in an office to work. Because of this, implementing the server into your business can allow your employees to work without meeting in person. This way, work won’t be impeded when people can’t physically meet with each other.

In short, it’s a way for you to create a secure server for your employees to work together on different tasks for your business. This allows your workers to work on it in their homes without you worrying about losing data or putting sensitive or protected data (like information covered under HIPAA regulations) at risk. Since you can see who accessed it at what time, you can also protect your business from potential leaks and interruptions in access.

Maintaining Security

As you implement a private server into your business, you should take the steps necessary to keep it safe. You can do so by setting passwords and creating admins for the server. This way, only people with special permission and the password can access the server, allowing you to remain in control of who has access to it. When you work with a managed VPS provider, your counterpart will help guide you through the necessary security measures you’ll want to ensure are in place.

On top of this, you can also use tracking systems to see who uses the server during what time periods. For example, it will let you know when people log onto it, what they change and how long they stay on it. This will help you to figure out who causes problems based on this information. In short, these servers provide tools that will help you to maintain your business’ security.

Moving Forward in the New Normal

If you want to help your business maintain its security while having employees work from home, then you need to look into VPS options that align with your business and security needs. This way, you can give your employees a private space to work, monitor virtual activity, and minimize the risk of leaks or losing important and protected information.

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