In today’s digital landscape, staying safe while using public Wi-Fi networks is paramount. As frequent travelers, it’s crucial to ensure your online activities are shielded from potential threats. You’ve heard about VPNs, and you’re wondering how to best protect yourself. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you make informed choices for secure browsing.
Understanding VPN Options
- Third-Party VPNs: One option is to subscribe to a third-party VPN service, like NORD. These VPNs are independent of BrightFlow and provide an additional layer of privacy by encrypting your online traffic. They’re perfect for maintaining privacy during personal browsing sessions, like streaming content or accessing sensitive information.
- BrightFlow Managed Network: As a BrightFlow client, you have another powerful option. Our Fortinet firewalls offer a Managed VPN service. This service not only shields your online activities but also connects seamlessly to our managed network. This is ideal for business-related tasks, ensuring the security of your professional endeavors.
BrightFlow Managed VPN for Business
Our Fortinet Managed VPN is a tailored solution designed to protect your business interests. When using our Managed Network, we implement limiters to safeguard your operations. These limiters prevent activities that could potentially harm your business, like torrent downloads that consume bandwidth and pose security risks. Keep in mind that the secure tunnel goes to your business first. So make sure you only use it to do business related activities.
VPN Usage Guidelines: While using your Managed VPN, it’s important to adhere to responsible usage guidelines. Turn off the VPN when it’s not needed, especially if you’re using your office internet. This ensures that the network’s resources are utilized effectively for business tasks.
Third-Party VPNs for Personal Use: If you’re engaged in personal, consumer-based activities, like online shopping or entertainment streaming, a third-party VPN is recommended. It maintains the privacy of your personal data and ensures your online experience remains confidential.
In the end, your online security matters.
- For personal activities, a third-party VPN like NORD offers an extra layer of privacy – for a cost.
- For business-related tasks, our Fortinet Managed VPN is at your disposal, providing security and access to our managed network – at no extra cost.
We’re here to support you in making the best choices for your online security. If you have any questions or need further guidance on utilizing VPNs effectively, don’t hesitate to reach out. Stay connected, stay secure!