As anyone in business knows, working remotely can be one of the biggest challenges they have to face. Even while you’re out of the office, you’re still expected to stay on top of what is going on back there. This is especially true if your job requires you to travel, and report back regularly for updates. Businessmen who have numerous business trips all over the country know this all too well, and everyone finds ways to stay connected.
While smartphones are the most common way by which people stay connected to their colleagues back at headquarters, many businessmen still use WiFi to browse the web and keep up with the data being passed back and forth. When you’re out on the field, data must travel quickly to and from your location in order for business to still run smoothly. This is the very reason why many hotels and restaurants have WiFi connection—people just have to work or stay connected everywhere they go.
But lately, there has been a slew of hacking revelations that hit the news, proving to everyone that connecting to a public WiFi connection could jeopardize your accounts. This is the reason why many businessmen tend to hesitate hesitate from using public WiFi. Certain programs can deliver their usernames and passwords to anyone who may be “monitoring” the connection. They could access online social networking accounts, VoIP access accounts—practically anything that the user may have logged into while using the public WiFi access. It has come to the point at which some businessmen who deal with delicate matters hesitate to even check their email via public WiFi.
The Solution: Bring your own encryption
Electronics company Connect’s most recent innovation, revealed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, is a little device called iTwin. iTwin looks like and weighs about as much as any other thumb drive in the market; but its sole purpose is to encrypt all data passing to and from your computer through iTwin’s secure servers or through your own computer, which is linked up to your device, or any other host server of your choice. You may be able to use this to connect to host servers at the office. The VPN encryption will make your data virtually un-hackable, since each encryption will be unique to the system that is using it.
The VPN encryption that iTwin provides can make it so that no one can intercept the data packets sent from your computer that can be used for nefarious purposes. The service is designed to be so secure that you won’t have any fear of accessing even banking accounts because it’s no longer likely that anyone is going to intercept your information. It is currently immune to man-in-the-middle attacks, as well as network “sniffing” programs (such as the ones used by amateur hackers to retrieve social networking site passwords in coffee shops), and even intelligent proxy servers. Not even your location would be pinpointed, and neither will any site you access through iTwin.
Security is always the priority, and iTwin would be a very handy device to have along to ensure that all your data is safe in the event you need to use a public WiFi connection.