With business and mobile technologies growing, employees are no longer tethered to their desks. Mobile phones are allowing business to be conducted in places technology wouldn’t reach before. If you have employees in the field, there are mobile solutions that allow them to utilize all the resources of the office, without actually being there. One of these solutions is the mobile virtual private network or MVPN. Here are a few of the benefits of utilizing a mobile VPN for your employees.
Of course the number one benefit of a mobile VPN is mobility. By utilizing technology, your employees can be further from the office than before. Without the need of constant trips back and forth from the office to the off-site locations, your employees can spend valuable time getting things done rather than constantly commuting back and forth.
Imagine a world where everything you need is in the palm of your hand. With mobile VPN you don’t have to imagine. Everything you need will be a finger tap away. Using a WiFi connection or your mobile internet connection you have the convenience of having what you need when you need it. Never be without your important files again.
Along with convenience comes access to everything you need from your office. From documents to presentations, you will never show up to an appointment unprepared. You can also upload and download files as they are created. This will keep you up to date on any changes made to your documents.
All of your office’s resources will be available to you without having to be at the office. You will have the ability to connect to the files that are important to you when you need them. With mobile VPN you won’t worry about forgotten presentations or spreadsheets. You will always be prepared for your meeting no matter where the meeting is being held.
One of the biggest concerns with mobile VPN’s is security. When the idea and implementation first launched, there were holes. Connection and permission problems stopped those attempting to connect from actually connecting.
Now security has been improved and it is more secure, better built, and easier to use. With security measures such as one time passwords for login, multi-level access, and heightened encryption. Now users can access their office from anywhere without the worry of low level security.
The mobile world and the business world are converging, making it easier to connect to the networks you need to connect to. Whether you are on your way to a client’s site, a business meeting or just a lunch with co-workers, mobile VPN will allow you to stay up to date without being in the office.
David Haynes is an IT professional that accesses his corporate network using a One Time Password authentication via his mobile phone.