VPNs are most commonly rolled-out in organisations as opposed to homes, although there is a strong argument for using a VPN if you travel a lot and find yourself having to use un-ecured Wi-Fi access across the globe which could allow harmful access to your computer and network.
- VPNs bring added security, cost and time savings to the organisations who use them. These organisations no longer need costly long-distance leased lines to connect to their branches. They save on the long-distance telephone charges and greatly reduce support costs.
- Using a VPN is also more cost effective when your organisation grows or when you want to accommodate remote access for telecommuting employees or customers who need access to areas of your network. It offers superior reach and quality over reasonably fast broadband access.
- A VPN also allows organisations to secure wireless LAN connections with minor effects on network performance.
- VPNs can act as proxy servers, protecting your identity online by masking your IP address.
- VPNs increase employee productivity, allowing remote access so they can telecommute, or work from home in the evenings while still having access to all the necessary information.