January 14th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Northern Virginia VPN’s Connecting Computers

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Northern Virginia VPN’s Connecting Computers – VPN’s Connecting PC’s Over The Internet, Northern Virginia

A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a secure, private network connection that allows two or more computers to connect across the internet.  Using VPN’s has become very popular in workplaces that allow their employees to telecommute, and even though a VPN runs over the internet, they are extremely secure do to high levels of encryption.  The two main ways of setting up a VPN are either through a specialized consumer VPN router or to install VPN software, which seems to be the more common method, especially among individuals who have small businesses and want the ability to connect to their main computer from just about anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in setting up a VPN, Geek ABC is here and we can help.  We can be reached via our website, http://www.geekabc.com/, you can give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment or visit our blogspot at http://geekabc.blogspot.com/ for more information.  We provide same day, mobile, in-home computer and network support and repair services for residential and business customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

One option that we offer for our business customers is the ability to set up a SonicWall Firewall which offers VPN connectivity.  This can make accessing your business computers easily and securely.  If you have any interest in that you can check out my other blog which goes in to more detail about SonicWall firewalls.  As far as home users that want to be able to have a connection to their home computer from just about anywhere, the software based VPN is an easier way to go, though they may not be as secure as a hardware VPN.

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