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Major VPN Trends for 2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a means of secure communication through the Internet between two or more computers or devices connected in a network. This connection is encrypted. Thus, traffic in the Internet cannot interfere with the communications in the VPN. There are two types of VPN. These are the site to site and remote access VPNs. Various technological advances have been made in the field of VPNs. Read on to know more about the latest VPN trends for 2015 and beyond.

Mobile VPNs

One of the main trends in VPN technology in 2015 is mobile VPNs. This is because smartphones have made it possible for people to telecommute easily. They simply log into their company’s internal network from their mobile phones and simply begin working. This connection is established through a mobile VPN. Security encryptions for the mVPNs are being strengthened. Moreover, since the endpoints of the mVPNs are not fixed, the security encryption has to be able to secure the non-fixed mobile end points as well.

Dynamic VPN communication paths

The latest trend in VPN communications is that the providers for example OpenVPN and Cisco AnyConnect have programmed their VPN tunnels to deliver data using various methods depending on how good the Internet connection is. The basic means of transporting data through the VPN is through a Transport Layer Security (TLS) tunnel. This is where raw data packets are delivered to the end-points of the VPN connection. These raw data packets assemble and form a webpage or other web-based application. The main challenge is that TLS was designed to be applied in a reliable network connection protocol for example TCP. However, the latest end user requirements demand the speed of a UDP protocol and the security of the TCP protocol. Thus, technologists have come up with the Datagram TLS (DTLS). This is a tunneling method that allows for speedy connections that are provided by the UDP protocol and the secure connection provided by the TCP protocol. The latest VPN providers are making use of this technology. If the Internet connection is strong, the standard TLS is used. However, if the connection is unreliable, the VPN provider automatically activates DTLS. As a result, users are enjoying features such as no loss of data packets, strong connections and reliable data transfer.

Google VPN in Android 5.1

Almost everybody today uses a smartphone. Due to the power of these devices, business people are making use of their smartphones to work and exchange sensitive data. After noticing this, Google have included VPN capability in their Android 5.1 Wi-Fi connectivity services. This means that a person can activate the Google VPN on their Android devices in a public Wi-Fi and complete their work securely. This is a move by Google to further bolster the security of their Android operating system. Privacy is a growing concern among smartphone users.

New Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS)

This is a new private VPN services that is offered by VPN providers globally. It works on the layer 2 Datalink protocol and it is very reliable. Also, it is very simple to manage and operate. It simply creates a LAN of all your commonly used websites in your computer. It then increases the security of these connections and manages all your data for you. It boosts the speed and accuracy of sent and received data packets. It is one of the VPN trends in 2015.

July 6, 2015

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