Setting up a virtual private network is a very popular way for businesses allow their employees to telecommute to work and use the system or network from a home computer. There is no need to have to be in one physical location or hardwired to a company computer. Even though this system sounds like an ideal situation there are some limitations that come from setting up a virtual private network. Here is a look at the limitations that come with a virtual private network.
The biggest limitation that comes from using a virtual private network is that the information can at times be very very slow. This is due to the process that the virtual private network uses to decode and encrypt files. When a person sends information over the virtual private network the information is encrypted and the system will decode it on the system’s end. This causes the information to move very slow because of all the encrypting and decoding that is going on.
The limitations of decoding and encrypting is only made worse when the computer user’s Internet speed is taken into account. Most internet providers are faster when it comes to downloading stuff than uploading stuff. This means that because the information needs to be uploaded it can slow down the speed of information that goes through the private virtual network.
Another limitation of the virtual private network is that when a computer is on one all the information that the computer user sends through the system goes through the encryption system. This means that blogs, emails and documents that might not need to be encrypted are being coded and decoded by the system. This can cause a virtual private network system to become overwhelmed and work at incredibly slow speeds.
When considering using a virtual private networking system one must take into account these various limitations and problems that you could experience with using it.