CloudSigma, OpenVPN Partner on Secure Remote Access
The appliance gives remote workers secure access to public cloud deployments and resources without having unencrypted traffic cross a public IP line.Customers of public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma will now have the option of secure, remote access to their cloud resources from anywhere on any device, thanks to a partnership with networking and software technology specialist OpenVPN. The appliance gives IT departments the ability to better control or limit access to company data, which can be done through the Access Server administrative user interface and granular access control features, and with mobility capability, can be accessed with any Windows, Mac OS X, iOS or Android device. Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN Technologies, told eWEEK there are three main reasons small businesses should invest in secure access—for one, WiFi is not secure, so eavesdropping or other monitoring of private information by any person using the same hotspot is very easy. Second, the Internet is constructed with a mesh of routers that can be deployed and managed by any unauthorized entity, making it easy for a malicious party to eavesdrop.
Lastly, Dinha pointed out that browsers are very vulnerable and users and small businesses don’t have sufficient knowledge about security measures that must take place frequently on browsers.