Editor’s Note: Part one of this two-part series ran last week.
By Nicholas Greene
Why are VPNs implemented? One word: mobility. Constant connectivity, ease of communication, increased efficiency and increased productivity are not only crucial for corporate environments, but for government organizations, as well. The ability to access government records across offices, provide live updates on city maintenance, or quickly coordinate emergency services are just a few reasons why remote access is a critical consideration for any branch of government, and the increased efficiency offered by a VPN solution means that government employees can accomplish more in less time. That mobile VPNs allow applications to persist through periods of disconnection only strengthens their position.
Yet another feature of VPNs that makes them indispensable to governments is the degree of scalability they enable for deployments. A VPN solution can, for example, allow communication between a number of different branches and locations. As such, the deployment of the technology at various locations is simpler, and far more cost-effective to boot. Again, this is a feature that’s especially important for a governmental organization.
Overall, it should be plain to see why, if you’re an official at any level of government, a VPN isn’t simply important — it’s absolutely vital.