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Business VPN

A business VPN will allow you and your employees to connect to the office servers remotely as if you are working from the office!

What is a VPN, and why do businesses use them?

A virtual private network (VPN) is an Internet security service that creates an encrypted connection between user devices and one or more servers. VPNs can securely connect a user to a company’s internal network or to the public Internet.

Businesses typically use a VPN to give remote employees access to internal applications and data, or to create a single shared network between multiple office locations. In both cases, the ultimate goal is to prevent web traffic—particularly traffic containing proprietary data—from being exposed on the open Internet.

Why are VPNs necessary to accomplish this?

Take remote employees as an example. When employees work on-premises, they can connect their computers and mobile devices directly to the business’s internal network. However, if an employee works remotely, their connection to that internal network must take place over the public Internet, potentially exposing their traffic to on-path attacks and other methods of snooping on sensitive data. Encrypting that traffic with a business VPN or another security service keeps it safer from prying eyes.

What are the different types of business VPNs?

There are two categories of business VPN: remote access VPNs and site-to-site VPNs.

Remote Access VPNs

A remote access VPN creates a connection between individual users and a remote network—typically the business’s internal network. Remote access VPNs use two key components:

  • Network Access Server (NAS): a dedicated server, or a software application on a shared server, which is connected to the business’s internal network
  • VPN client: software installed on a user’s computer or mobile device

When the user wishes to access the business’s network, they activate their VPN client, which establishes an encrypted ‘tunnel’ to the NAS. This encrypted tunnel allows the user to access the internal network without their traffic being exposed, which is a significant security advantage for remote workers.

Site-to-site VPNs

Site-to-site VPNs create a single virtual network that is shared across multiple office locations, each of which can have multiple individual users. In this model, the VPN client is hosted on each office’s local network rather than on individual users’ devices. In this way, users in each office location are able to access the shared network without using a VPN client individually. But if they leave the office, they lose this access.

How is business VPN that West Quay Offices offer different from consumer VPNs?

Business VPNs and consumer-oriented VPNs work similarly, in that both create an encrypted connection with a remote network. The primary difference lies in why they are used.

A business VPN lets users and teams connect to their company’s internal network. By contrast, a commercial VPN connects the user to a remote server, or set of servers, that interact with the public Internet on the user’s behalf.

So basically with the business VPN that we offer, any user will have direct connection to your computer or server in your private office in your secure VLAN,

VPN Technologies offered


We will setup your Business VPN with the technology you choose:

VPN Client VPN Server Site-to-Site

Frequently Asked Questions?

We would like to take a moment to answer some of the most common questions.

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Business VPN

  • Should I use Teleport, WireGuard or L2TP?

    Using Teleport or WireGuard is highly recommended. L2TP is a traditional VPN that is losing support on several different operating systems. In addition, L2TP has several caveats and encounters issues when the server is behind NAT.

  • Is WireGuard secure?

    WireGuard VPN encrypts your traffic and secures remote access connections. It also uses private and public keys.

  • How does WireGuard compare with other VPNs, and can you use them simultaneously?

    Wireguard provides higher throughput than traditional VPNs such as L2TP. Wireguard can be used alongside other VPNs.

  • Which clients support WireGuard?

    WireGuard is supported on many different clients. See the WireGuard installation page for more information.

  • Should I use Teleport, Wireguard or OpenVPN?

    For mobile client devices, it is recommended to use Teleport. 

    For desktop or laptop clients, Teleport and Wireguard are recommended over OpenVPN.

  • Is OpenVPN secure?

    OpenVPN encrypts your traffic and secures remote access connections. It also uses private and public keys.

  • Which clients support OpenVPN?

    OpenVPN is supported by many different clients. See the OpenVPN installation page for more information.

  • Is L2TP secure?

    L2TP is less secure than Teleport and Wireguard. In addition, Android versions that still support L2TP require lowering the security by using the Weak Ciphers option.

  • How does L2TP compare with other VPNs, and can you use them simultaneously?

    L2TP provides less throughput than more modern VPNs such as Wireguard. L2TP can be used alongside other VPNs.

  • Which clients support L2TP?

    L2TP is supported on many different clients, however it is losing support. See the documentation for each operating system for more information.

  • Why won’t my clients connect to the VPN?

    Many operating systems are removing support for L2TP VPNs. At the moment, there are workarounds, please contact us if you face a problem. We suggest switxhing to WireGuard VPN server.

  • Is Business VPN included in my membership plan?

    No, we offer these services as an add-on for a small monthly fee. You can see prices on the products section of the member portal.

  • Is Teleport secure, and does it track my data?

    Teleport uses the Wireguard VPN to encrypt your traffic and secure remote access connections. Your data is not stored by Teleport.

  • How does Teleport compare with other VPNs, and can you use them simultaneously?

    Teleport’s Wireguard integration allows it to deliver higher throughput than traditional VPNs. Teleport doesn’t reserve addresses/ports and can be used alongside other VPNs.

  • Can Teleport be used on desktop or laptop clients?

    At the moment Teleport only has mobile client apps. But it is possible if the desktop or laptop client supports running mobile apps. Apple macOS devices with the M1 chip or newer are able to run iOS apps and can use WiFiman with Teleport.

  • Will I be able to connect my desktop computer in my private office with VPN?

    Yes, you will be able to do that as VPN will open a secure tunnel connection to your private VLAN.