For many years, businesses have relied on VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) to provide remote access for staff who need to travel to meet clients or work from various locations. Even before the recent rise in remote and hybrid working, frequent travelers often faced the challenge of unpredictable internet connections at client premises or in hotels. The business and technology landscape has evolved, and VPNs may now not be the best choice for staff who frequently travel for work.
Issues with VPNs
With the proliferation of bandwidth-intensive applications and the ubiquity of video conferencing, VPNs can struggle to deliver the required performance levels. The processes underlying VPN solutions can significantly impact their performance, leading to choppy video calls, slow file transfers, and delayed responses. This impacts productivity and hinders effective communication.
Additionally, VPNs are often complex to set up and manage, requiring specialized expertise from IT teams. This complexity increases further as more organizations embrace hybrid working. This leads to a surge in VPN requests and management overhead, adding stress and inflating workloads on IT professionals. This increased workload takes them away from critical business improvement IT projects, reducing an organization's capacity to innovate.
Embracing a Modern Approach
Cloudbrink's Hybrid Access as a Service (HAaaS) provides a better alternative to traditional VPNs. HAaaS is specifically designed for high-performance remote access, delivering reliable and responsive connections for bandwidth-intensive applications, video conferencing solutions, and any other IT service a traveling worker needs to use remotely.
HAaaS leverages a global network of FAST Edge points of presence (PoPs) spread around cloud data centers. We have strategically placed these PoPs to minimize latency and optimize performance for users regardless of location or local network conditions. Unlike the experience with traditional VPNs, which often struggle to deliver consistent performance across different regions and network types.
Simplified Deployment and Management
HAaaS is much easier to deploy and manage than traditional VPN solutions. It is provisioned and configured in the cloud, eliminating the need for extensive IT infrastructure deployment. This dramatically reduces the burden on IT teams, allowing them to focus on optimizing the experience for traveling and other remote staff. And as they can do this in less time than it takes when using a VPN, they can spend more time focused on strategic IT initiatives.
HAaaS also uses the highest security standards, ensuring data remains secure and protected while crossing public networks.
Cloudbrink's HAaaS offers a modern and highly performant VPN alternative for staff needing to travel for work or anyone else requiring remote connectivity. By leveraging a global network of POPs and simplifying deployment and management, HAaaS enhances the experience for traveling staff while reducing the strain on IT teams. It's time to let go of the VPN and embrace the future of remote access with Cloudbrink's HAaaS.