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The Uplevel system supports extensive VPN connectivity to fit almost every scenario.

Powerful Site-to-site VPNs

Connecting Offices And People

Today even the smallest businesses frequently have more than one physical location, but need to share common resources. Site-to-site VPNs used to be a complicated and expensive process, full of headaches. No more! With Uplevel one-click site-to-site VPN technology, any number of business offices can be connected with no hidden fees and no hassle. Our site-to-site VPNs are adaptive and cloud-mediated, and eliminate the need to buy static IPs from the ISP. Further, they do not require any 'holes' to be punched through firewalls to admit VPN traffic, avoiding a lot of frustration.

Uplevel site-to-site VPN capabilities extend to connections to third-party (i.e., non-Uplevel) firewalls as well. Simply enter the VPN configuration as taken from the third-party firewall into the Uplevel portal, and VPN connections are automatically set up. No fancy routing adjustments or ACL rules required - Uplevel's powerful cloud intelligence handles all the gory details 'under the hood'. Connections to well-known cloud services (e.g., AWS, Azure) are integrated into the system, minimizing setup overhead and avoiding mistakes.

Product Specifications

Highly secure
  • Uplevel-to-Uplevel VPN connections use SSL/TLS certificates and AES encryption for state-of-the-art security
  • Uplevel-to-thirdparty VPN connections use industry-standard IPsec protocols with a wide variety of authentication, key-management and encryption standards supported
  • Uplevel-to-Uplevel VPNs do not require 'holes' to be punched in the firewall, significantly reducing the 'attack surface' and hiding customer offices from would-be hackers
Adaptive
  • Site-to-site VPNs automatically adapt to WAN link changes (e.g., ISP public IP updates, failover from primary to secondary) in minutes with no human intervention
  • Routing, switching and ACL rules automatically update when LAN configurations change
  • DNS works transparently over the VPN, allowing employees at remote sites to log into Windows domains at the main office or access resources over the VPN by name
Direct Connect Mode
  • For customers with public IPs, cloud-mediated "direct connect" IPsec VPNs can be set up between sites with a single click, increasing performance
  • Direct-connect VPNs automatically fall back to standard "hub-and-spoke" VPNs if required - e.g., on WAN failover, or ISP blocking

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use Uplevel’s Remote Access VPN Solutions?

Uplevel’s Remote Access VPN Solutions offer powerful encryption to protect your business from hackers who might steal your sensitive data when you use WiFi networks. In addition, routing, switching, firewalling, and VLANs are all configured to ensure security with maximum convenience.

Can I get hacked while using a Virtual Private Network?

Although a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, can solve many security difficulties, you can still be hacked while using it because it cannot protect you if you install malware or share your username and password with anyone. 

A VPN can protect your device against hacking, but it does not render you immune to all types of attacks. However, it will assist you by offering an additional layer of protection as well as a number of other benefits. It can assist you in a variety of ways, including improving your internet experience, gaining access to prohibited websites, finding better discounts, and much more.

How useful are virtual private networking services for Remote Workers?

Virtual Private Networking Services are of great use for Remote Workers because they give end users the ability to access corporate network resources from a remote location.

It helps employees to connect when they are travelling or telecommuting to the company network and access resources such as internal applications, intranet, mail services and file sharing. 

Benefits of using Site-to-Site VPN Connection

1. The most important benefit of Site-to-Site VPN Connection is security, as IPsec protocols ensure that all traffic passing through the VPN tunnel is encrypted.

2. Unlike a remote access VPN, which requires that each employee system run VPN client software, a site-to-site VPN only requires a VPN gateway at each location. This makes it simple to add a new site or office branch to the network, as well as relocate a remote office or site.

3. Site-to-Site VPN Connections are simple to scale. New users, sites, offices, or partners can be up and running in minutes. You also won't have to add individual devices to the existing network one by one. Deploying gateways allows you to add a new network to an existing one, making expansion simpler.

4. In the event of a disaster or emergency, you do not have to shut down the entire operation at once. By using a site-to-site VPN Connection, you can grant or deny access to LANs as needed. As a result, disconnecting the affected LAN and replacing it with a new one can ensure business continuity.

Is VPN a firewall?

No, a VPN is not a firewall. A firewall secures the entry point to a network flow whereas a VPN secures the network flow between two points. A firewall is configured with a set of rules to filter traffic, whereas a VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between two networks.

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