The bandwidth available at the company data center or corporate office was designed and sized for the users within the office perimeter. When users work from home, the connection speeds available to them far exceed that of the corporate office. It is common for a user to have 100-500 Mbps of bandwidth from their home connection for a very small cost. When multiplied by the number of users working remotely, the amount of total bandwidth back to the data center is staggering.
VPNs were designed to allow users to connect to applications sitting in the office. The problem is, those applications no longer sit at the office and have moved to the cloud. Microsoft Exchange has moved to Office 365 and can be accessed from anywhere, including work from home users. When the network load for cloud application traffic is sent through the VPN, it typically results in VPN infrastructure that is immediately overloaded. This results in downtime due to saturated VPN platforms or extremely slow and unusable connections for remote users.
Cloud application traffic should not be sent through the VPN as it will end up being sent to the cloud anyway. Send cloud application traffic through the iboss Cloud Platform. This is easily accomplished by configuring a split-tunnel VPN configuration. This allows office traffic to go through the VPN and all other cloud application traffic to be sent directly to the cloud through the Platform. This can be configured in minutes and immediately solve slow connections or costly VPN upgrade projects.
VPN SPLIT TUNNEL
Proxy appliances are typically purchased and implemented to handle the bandwidth needs of the corporate office. They were not designed to handle the enormous bandwidth and encrypted traffic load from work from home users. On-prem proxy appliances will quickly become saturated as they do not have the compute capacity to scrub the large volume of data for compliance, malware defense or data loss prevention.
The iboss Cloud Platform is cloud-native and has infinite compute capabilities. It can handle any bandwidth load, with its containerized horizontally scaling design. Instead of purchasing or renewing proxy appliances, switch to iboss Cloud Platform and get the same protection via a SaaS delivery model. This substantially reduces costs, labor and allows organizations to handle users who Work From Anywhere with ease.