Getting so comfortable working from home ?, maybe this is why am looking for organizations that have Virtual Private Network servers configured to allow users to secure access to the network resources when they are out of the office premises, or maybe am comfortable carrying mobiles phones around than carry computer. In all of this I just think its time we do pretty good jobs with our mobile phones even from our comfort zones since most mobile smart phones and tablets allows for VPN capabilities, with easy configuration steps and with all these we can also then enhanced our security with VPN encryption capabilities.
VPN configuration options are usually found in the same menu area where other network service are setup and configured. The specific step s of configuring a VPN connection will vary from one mobile operating system to another with just a little difference due to their layout setups.
Benefits of using VPN Services..
Enhanced security. When you connect to the network through a VPN, the data is kept secured and encrypted. In this way the information is away from attackers’ eyes.
Remote control. In case of a company, the great advantage of having a VPN is that the information can be accessed remotely even from home or from any other place. That’s why a VPN can increase productivity within a company.
Share files. A VPN service can be used if you have a group that needs to share files for a long period of time.
Online anonymity. Through a VPN you can browse the web in complete anonymity. Compared to hide IP software or web proxies, the advantage of a VPN service is that it allows you to access both web applications and websites in complete anonymity.
Unblock websites & bypass filters. VPNs are great for accessing blocked websites or for bypassing Internet filters. This is why there is an increased number of VPN services used in countries where Internet censorship is applied.
Change IP address. If you need an IP address from another country, then a VPN can provide you this.
Better performance. Bandwidth and efficiency of the network can be generally increased once a VPN solution is implemented.
Ruduce cost. Once a VPN network is created, the maintenance cost is very low. More than that, if you opt for a service provider, the network setup and surveillance is no more a concern.
To configure VPN on Android mobile operating system devices
Click on settings > wireless and networks.
Scroll down and Click on more using a Gionee and an infinix smartphone on my example.
Click on VPN .
below you see add VPN profile.
click on add VPN profile.
It will take you to Edith VPN profile page
Fill in your Name or a name you want o use for your VPN
VPN type should L2TP/IPSecRSA
L2TP SECRECT ( NOT USED).
IPSec User Certficate ( DON’T VERIFY SERVER).
IPSec Server Certificate (received from server).
Next enter the server address
CLICK ON PPP ENCRYPTION (MPPE)
CLICK ON SAVE
CONFIGURING VPN ON iOS
To configure VPN on iOS the following steps should be observed very carefully
Click on settings > general > date and time >keyboard > international > iTunes wi-fi sync > VPN > reset.
Click on VPN.
It will prompt you to choose a configuration or add VPN configuration
Tap on “Type”.
Select “PPTP” by tapping on it.
“Description” is the name of the connection, can be any as you like, I recommend StrongVPN
To configure VPN on windows the following steps below should be observed carefully.