IDVector Unfurls Secure VPN Service

Mike Vizard
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As the sophistication of the cyberattacks by both criminals and nation states increases, the need to secure communications is becoming a much higher priority for small and large organizations alike. The trouble is that network links between any given end point and a data center are all too easily compromised.

Looking to solve that problem, IDVector today launched an Internet service based on virtual private network (VPN) technology that not only encrypts all data flow across the connection, it allows an end user to specify how that data will flow across the IDVector service.

While there are any number of tools organizations can deploy to secure communications, IDVector CEO Ben Baumgartner says, most of those tools are too complicated for the average end user to master.

“Software such as Tor is just too difficult for end users to figure out how to regularly use,” says Baumgartner.

IDVector Unfurls Secure VPN Service

Baumgartner notes that many of those applications are primarily used to conduct illicit transactions on the so-called Dark Web. The IDVector service automatically encrypts data flowing across any public network in a way that makes it difficult for intruders to even determine where that traffic is originating from or what its ultimate destination is, says Baumgartner.

Available as a subscription service, Baumgartner says, IDVector is designed to be something an individual end user can deploy on their own or be made available across an entire organization by the internal IT department.

Many IT organizations are provisioning end users who travel to locations where cybersecurity intrusions are commonplace with dedicated devices that are wiped clean of all sensitive data. The ability to employ a service to secure any device will no doubt have a certain amount of appeal. The challenge is going to be getting end users to remember to invoke it every time they connect to the Internet.



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Aug 24, 2016 8:18 PM Mr. Wizard Mr. Wizard  says:
Hi Mike, thanks for the article! I'm on there website, and I can't find where to download and install their VPN. I see their IDVector Pro USB Client, but no VPN. Has it not been released yet? Reply
Jan 12, 2017 9:18 AM Taz Taz  says:
You can get IDVector's VPN client for iOS on Apple's App Store. For your computer, though, IDVector offers the hardware Pro USB client, which protects you better than a purely software solution. Wouldn't you rather have some hardware between you and the bad guys? Reply

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