The Future Of VPNs: How Consumers And Enterprises Will Shift Their Use In 2019

Over 4,000 ransomware attacks occur globally each day, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. A statistic like this, which covers just one of the multitude of cyberattack methods in existence, should strike fear in technology users -- business leaders and consumers alike. As a result, virtual private networks are playing a larger role in securing and encrypting traffic in both the enterprise and in our personal lives.

VPNs are only one aspect of cybersecurity, but they are an absolutely essential one -- something more and more users are discovering. Ultimately, the need for VPNs is increasing due to rising cybersecurity threats, but there are also unique factors to consider, such as cloud use and consumers’ understanding of how to protect personal data.

How will the changing landscape of cybersecurity, the evolving interactions between consumers and businesses, and the growing threat of both internal and external attacks affect the role VPNs will play as we move into the future? And what can we expect to see in the world of VPNs in 2019?

At The Enterprise Level, Cloud Migrations Will Increase VPN Usage

Ninety-five percent of businesses now have sensitive data in the cloud, and more are migrating there every day. As enterprises move away from on-premise workloads and toward data centers via their cloud strategies, they require remote access to their data at all times, regardless of location.

A VPN has the ability to help an organization achieve network security when it decides to centralize its data in the cloud. Enterprises are filling this need by signing on with large contracts for VPN providers. As a result, the growth of the VPN market is trending upward, and I believe it will continue to do so.

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Nineveh Madsen