A VPN, or virtual private network is a useful tool if you need remote access to a certain network without, for example if you're working from home. You can also use a configured VPN to securely access your home network from another location.
Using the tunnel
Establishing a connection to your own home network via VPN can be compared with a tunnel. The metaphor is also appropriate in terms of security: The VPN tunnel has a starting and an end point, with the space in between – the actual connection – safely shielded from the outside world. Encryption techniques are deployed to provide maximum security against unauthorized access.
Additional security mechanisms for your VPN
AVM uses the VPN standard IPSec to ensure things run smoothly, which provides protection, security, integrity and authenticity when setting up a tunnel. More precisely, AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is used, which meets the highest security demands, preventing not only unauthorized intrusion into the local network, but also decryption of the data transmitted.
Also with a firewall
Of course, it's not only the tunnel and the sent data that are secured with a VPN connection: The IP stack provides additional protection. This technology was developed in-house by AVM and works like a firewall against the Internet. Access your home network from a distance quickly and worry-free – with a secure VPN connection from AVM.
You can find in depth information and tutorials on our VPN service pages.