While some of us have always worked remotely, the pandemic forced entire employee rosters to move online to keep businesses alive.
Organizations had to rapidly pivot to digital environments and manage their teams through virtual meetings and apps. For many employees, however, the move to remote work improved their productivity and work-life balance. As a result, rolling back to office-only work has been a challenge for businesses now unwilling to offer hybrid or fully-remote roles, with some employees going so far as to resign or change jobs.
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No matter where you sit on the issue, hybrid and remote work is here to stay for the foreseeable future — and the companies willing to adapt need to ensure that their staff can access corporate resources safely and securely.
Both businesses and consumers have the option to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for this purpose. A VPN is a service that encrypts and protects your internet traffic, allowing you to not only securely browse the internet, but also to change your location and mask your IP address.
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VPN usage is legal in most countries — with exceptions including North Korea, Belarus, and Iraq — and, when possible, should always be used when you connect to a public or open Wi-Fi access point as you