DevSquad is a large company headquartered near Salt Lake City, that specializes in providing tailor-made and innovative on-demand software. They possess broad industry knowledge and have proven themselves in a wide range of projects — from computer vision to industrial printers, and from product prototyping to regression testing. They are always up for a challenge and are passionate about developing great software. With over a decade of experience, they are definitely a force to be reckoned with in the tech industry.
With headquarters located in Utah, the company’s remote workforce connects from all over. The company needed a solution to provide its team with secure ways to connect to corporate servers and client servers. As a security-conscious firm, they set up a bastion host to provide access, but without a reliable VPN, DevSquad relied on a community username/password system — that was not as secure or effective as they wanted.
DevSquad recognized that despite training and policies, some employees just won’t choose strong enough passwords, and they needed a better way to ensure the people accessing the network were who they said they were. The company started looking for a new solution to securely connect their remote workforce while providing easy ways to implement access control and end-point authorization measures such as two-factor authentication.
“What I most like about OpenVPN is that it’s easy to setup and use, and we can easily enable 2FA for all of our clients and employees. If you need a simple and secure VPN, you should use OpenVPN.” – Marcelo Domingos, CEO of DevSquad
“We used to use a modem connection, but it was very slow and had a lot of security and connectivity problems. We needed a better and stronger connection to allow the company to grow.”
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.
The company needed to provide secure access over the Public Internet to important internal resources — but the number of employees needing remote access had grown substantially, and their existing process of whitelisting IP addresses was no longer sustainable.
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.