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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:

 

So looking specifically at the teaching note then:

How has the existence of VPNs changed the way people can work?

- allows people to work around jurisdiction firewalls, and firewall in general. For example, a business in China can work around the "Great Firewall of China".

- all on-line commerce can now occur without people worrying about theft of credit card information etc.

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- people can securely work from home

 

 

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If what is meant by this assessment statement is to evaluate a particular VPN, such as:

you could use the same sort of criteria as on the St Julian's page

 

Product X

For example Logmein.com

Product Y

For example HideMyAss.com

Security (Trusted vs. Secure)    
Price (and or cost/benefit)    
Ease of use    
Speed of connection & data upload/download speeds    
Compatibility with current systems/computers (Mac/PC for example)    
Scalability (how easily can it be expanded or used to a greater extent?)    

 

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