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OpenVPN and DrayTek Team up to Help Businesses Reduce the Risk of Cyber Attacks

July 16, 2018    |    Company News    |    Nineveh Madsen

OpenVPN, the provider of next-gen secure and scalable communication services is teaming up with DrayTek to provide a router that would revolutionize online business security.

By 2020, more than 40 percent of the American workforce will be independent contractors. That’s great for people who enjoy the autonomy of working from anywhere, but bad for businesses that are putting themselves at risk by giving employees and freelancers remote access to sensitive company information without protection.

“Business models are rapidly changing due to economics and an increasingly mobile workforce. Remote workers rely heavily on their personal devices to access important work files and resources which places a burden of control and security compliance on business enterprises,” says Gary McCloud, VP of Business Development at OpenVPN, a cloud company with more than 50 million downloads since inception.

That’s why OpenVPN, the provider of next-gen secure and scalable communication services is teaming up with DrayTek to provide a router that would revolutionize online business security. OpenVPN’s software, which has become the de facto standard in the open source networking space, has now been integrated into DrayTek routers to provide business customers with a more secure and easy to use VPN protocol.

DrayTek’s OpenVPN integration creates an out-of-the-box business-class VPN solution, enabling better security and privacy network-wide. The simple setup allows users to tunnel all their device traffic through DrayTek for enhanced privacy, security and control.

“This puts true enterprise-grade, remote access capability in the hands of Draytek customers to achieve a more robust and secure remote access option for their business needs,” says Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN.

With a simple setup on the router, people can establish an instant VPN connection across the internet. Super strong encryption and authentication features mean businesses will be able to limit their exposure to cyber attacks while their workforce is able to access sensitive information remotely.

“OpenVPN is a relatively new VPN protocol that has been gaining traction, so it is no surprise that we have been receiving numerous requests about the possibility of incorporating OpenVPN in our products. We believe this will be a win-win situation for end users,” says Calvin Ma, the CEO of DrayTek.

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