Auvik Launches VPN Monitoring to Help IT Teams Better Support Remote Workers
WATERLOO, ON / Apr 20, 2020 — IT teams now have an easier way to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot VPN capacity issues with the launch of VPN monitoring in Auvik’s network monitoring and management software.
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 are relying heavily on VPNs to securely connect remote workers back to the corporate network.
Most companies 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.
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 eliminates 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. “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.”