Why Your Network No Longer Works  (Or RIP, VPN)


JUNE 2017

By: Douglas V. Dimola

In our last post, we praised the Virtual Private Network (see below). Today, we’ve come to bury it.

We’re going to tell you why you no longer need VPN. In fact, the longer you stay with your network, the less competitive your business will be.

You may have heard of a little something called business digitization. If you haven’t, here’s an article and blog and white paper and survey and video and podcast and questionnaire to fill you in.

By 2020, members of Generation C – connected, communicating, content-centric, computerized and always clicking – will comprise 40% of the population of the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Russia, India and China. They will be the largest single category of consumers in the world.

This is what makes the digitization of your business so important. And what makes your current network – assuming you use VPN – so debilitating.

VPN technology was created more than 20 years ago. To put that into perspective, it was introduced the same year as the 56k dial-up modem. VPN wasn’t designed to handle the 21st century business challenges of big data, cloud computing, mobile workforces and the Internet of Things.

A VPN can’t deliver the secure, reliable and high-performance connectivity your employees need to collaborate, and your customers need to transact business with you.

But don’t take our word for it. Ask around.

Ask your employees if they ever experience dropped or choppy calls or less than ideal video downloads. We bet they do. VPNs often suffer audible errors and latency problems across locations, long distances and devices.

Ask your IT administrator how easy your VPN is to manage. Since it typically relies on a hub-and-spoke architecture, the network can take days or weeks to set up and configure.

Your VPN also requires active management and mind-numbing routing rules to move data traffic from your hub to the proper services.

And then there’s the issue of security. Hackers love VPNs. One of their favorite tactics is to use compromised credentials to enter an enterprise network like yours through a VPN concentrator located at your hub. Once they’re in, these cybercriminals have access not only to your network, but also all its extended services.

Then ask yourself a few questions.

Is my enterprise ready for Generation C? Am I willing to risk customer satisfaction and employee confidence just to hold onto 19th century technology? Is there a better alternative?

We can answer that last question for you. Yes, there is. It’s the Dispersive™ Virtualized Network (DVN). When compared to your VPN, the DVN:

  • Provides a higher quality voice and video experience
  • Delivers data faster
  • Offers your remote and mobile users more reliable connectivity
  • Uses your available bandwidth more efficiently
  • Eliminates your need for hub-and-spoke network architecture
  • Centralizes your network management using a point-and-click GUI interface
  • Enables zero-touch provisioning
  • Reduces your OPEX and CAPEX

Don’t let outdated network technology stand between you and your potential. Find out how we or one of our carrier partners can make your enterprise more efficient, more competitive, and more attractive to Generation C users. Email us info@dispersivegroup.com or call us at (844) 403-5852.

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