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Synology offers VPN Plus licences

by Benchmark

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have adopted work-from-home policies. Synology’s wireless routers feature VPN server capabilities that enable businesses to quickly facilitate a remote workforce. To assist in VPN implementations, Synology VPN Plus licences will be free until 30 September 2020.

Hewitt Lee, Director of Synology Product Management Group, stated, ‘We have seen many businesses rushing to adopt VPN solutions in order to set up an infrastructure to enable a remote workforce. Over the past two months, we have seen a five-fold increase in VPN Plus licence purchases. As the situation continues to develop in unprecedented ways, we understand that many are uncertain of how to maintain business continuity. Synology is offering VPN Plus licences for free in an effort to help businesses resume operations remotely.’

Both existing and new owners of Synology’s RT1900ac, RT2600ac, and MR2200ac wireless routers will be able to purchase VPN Plus Client VPN Access and Site-to-Site VPN licences for free. All licences are perpetual and do not expire or require additional costs after 30 September 2020.

VPN Plus transforms Synology Routers into VPN servers, designed to be easy to set up and manage. It uses SSL/TLS encryption which offers security levels suitable for most risks faced on a business’s or organisation’s corporate network, keeping sensitive data safe from snooping as well as protecting the infrastructure against attack or other tampering.