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Setting up VPN on Windows 2008 server

Virtual private networks are widely used nowadays to complete a wide range of corporate tasks. Having Windows 2008 or 2008 R2 server, you can set up VPN connection and create a secure channel to exchange data between any number of workstations, servers and mobile devices.

Moreover, Virtual Private Network technology involves creation of a channel in the following formats: device - network, device - device or network – network; such a connection allows you to fully employ remote access function for the employees when connecting corporate networks to the Internet. Operating systems by Microsoft are used most often for this purpose.

Specialized software, such as Windows 2003, 2008 or 2012, provides the system administrator of the company with numerous tools to configure and setup the server. Using management console the specialist can specify the list of users and devices to be granted access to the secure local channel.

Better yet, Windows 2008 server provides for the most detailed setup of user rights of each employee within the VPN network, restricting the access to certain folders, file archives, or services. As a result, through the use of Virtual Private Network technology on hardware running operating systems by Microsoft you can significantly optimize storage, processing and exchange of corporate data, while maintaining high level of security, and completely eliminate the risks of theft of valuable information.

Advantages of using VPN when creating local networks based on Windows 2008 servers

When solving corporate tasks, virtual private network technologies are widely used to implement user-friendly remote access systems. The company's activities may involve frequent business trips of employees. In this case, the employee receives all and any necessary information through the World Wide Web, but the use of email or cloud services for these purposes is not always appropriate.

Creation of a special connection - virtual network is the rational solution; this network unites all workstations and server equipment of the company and is connected to the Internet. This system lets the user be part of the overall corporate structure anywhere in the world, 24/7. And when connecting remotely to the virtual private network, the user can use unsecured public connections, for example, Wi-Fi at the airport or hotel.

Setting up Windows 2008 server will determine the level of trust to such types of connections, while maintaining maximum security of the VPN channel. Present day developers of software to implement Virtual Private Network technologies focus on flexibility of the configuration which allows you to administrate the virtual network at any stage, as well as securely encrypt traffic.

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