During this COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a massive surge in the number of remote workers around the world. To help IT teams better support remote workers, Auvik Networks – a global network monitoring and management provider – has launched its VPN Monitoring solution.
VPNs (virtual private networks) create an encrypted tunnel between a user’s computer and a remote network’s firewall.
As work-from-home becomes the new norm for many companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, IT teams would rely heavily on VPNs to securely connect remote workers back to the corporate network.
Most companies obviously didn’t plan for their entire workforce needing VPN access all at once, however. The increased demand has created potential network bottlenecks that IT teams need to proactively monitor and manage in order to keep employees connected and productive, according to Auvik.
Monitor SSL VPN Sessions
With the information now available in Auvik, IT teams can do just that. Without any manual setup, IT teams can monitor SSL VPN sessions across multiple vendors and multiple sites. This would eliminate hours spent manually collecting the data one device at a time. Instead, Auvik alerts network managers when sessions reach defined thresholds so they can proactively address capacity issues before users are affected.
“During COVID-19, there’s been a massive surge in the number of remote workers around the world and the number of IT teams looking for ways to better support them,” said Alex Hoff, Chief Product Officer at Auvik Networks. “With this new VPN monitoring capability, IT teams can help minimize business disruption by ensuring remote workers stay connected to the business-critical information they need.”