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3.1.5

Evaluate the use of a VPN.

 

Teaching Note:

S/E, AIM 9 The use of a VPN has led to changes in working patterns.

 

Sample Question:

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JSR Notes:

 

This assessment statement is for sure, at least about the implications of using a VPN, as seen by the Teaching Note, so:

General Implications of VPNs to society:

Benefits:

Issues:




Specific Implications of VPNs to businesses/organizations
:

Benefits:

Issues:


Specific Implications of VPNs for individuals
:

Benefits:

Issues:

 

 

 

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This assessment statement can actually be taken two ways. From the Teaching Note, it seems to be more geared toward a general assessment of the changes in work patterns. But from the assessment statement itself it could be interpreted as evaluating ***a particular*** VPN, such as:

For these comparisons, you could the following criteria:

 

Product X

For example Logmein.com

Product Y

For example HideMyAss.com

Security (Trusted vs. Secure) "Secure", not just "Trusted  
Price (and or cost/benefit)   Cheaper
Ease of use   Easier to use
Speed of connection & data upload/download speeds same: good same: good

Compatibility with current systems/computers
(Mac/PC for example)

same: good compatibility same: good compatibility
Scalability
(how easily can it be expanded or used to a greater extent?)
same: not scalable same: not scalable

 

Note that for your Mac computer, the Opera browser has some great privacy features, including a built-in VPN:

My own evaluation of using the Opera VPN would go something like this:

 

Why to use and how to choose a VPN

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VPN Summary 

- VPNs secure your computer's Internet connection to guarantee that all of the data you're sending and receiving is encrypted and secured from prying eyes.

- And this allows secure remote work.