This case study examines a commercial lending company that has been using OpenVPN Access Server for over 5 years. The work they do is sensitive, and the company name will be kept anonymous so that it does not become public knowledge what security solutions they use. By remaining anonymous, they reduce the risk of someone trying to break through the security measures that they have in place.
Having a reliable VPN is critical to this commercial lending business. It enables them to bring all of their employees into a single central network, and give them access to the resources that will make them more effective in their jobs. In the past, they used a number of traditional techniques of moving data around — such as transmitting data via email or trying to provide access physically, but those techniques just didn’t work for them. It was all too slow, ineffective, and not secure at all. The company needed an easy to use solution that could secure their data and help prevent bottlenecks in the work process.
“If you need a VPN solution that works, is cost-effective, and provides your organization with an unmatched level of security — then OpenVPN is the software for you.” – Chief Technology Officer
The company previously used VPNs associated with their clients firewalls, but found that those solutions were often difficult to configure, and challenging to integrate with other directory services that they wanted to use with their clients.
Carbon was in need of a remote access solution to their corporate network. Because they are in the financial services industry, their remote access solution needed to be extremely secure.
“If security is important to you and you need an easy to use way to connect your workforce, OpenVPN is the partner you’re looking for.”
For several years, the company invested in a Windows-based VPN server solution. The solution was not customizable, and it could not be integrated with their Active Directory — which meant there was no easy way to manage the individual users on their team of 200 employees.