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Synology Announces Free VPN License Initiative

As the country adjusts to working from home for another 30 days opportunities have arisen for companies that weren't on many people's radars. Our friends at Synology while known for their NAS offerings have many more tricks up their sleeve when it comes to providing solutions for small businesses beyond just hardware. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Synology has announced that they will be making their VPN Plus licenses free. What is VPN Plus? VPN Plus transforms your Synology Router into a powerful VPN server, designed to be easy to set up and manage. It will allow you to support your company's remote workforce with secure access to internal resources, no matter where they are at on the globe.

This gesture will allow small businesses to create secure VPN networks for their remote employees at no cost. 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 licenses2 for free. All licenses are perpetual and do not expire or require additional costs after September 30, 2020.

“We have seen many businesses rushing to adopt VPN solutions in order to set up an infrastructure to support a remote workforce. Over the past two months, we have seen a five-fold increase in VPN Plus license purchases,” said Hewitt Lee, Director of Synology Product Management Group. “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 licenses for free to help businesses resume operations remotely.”

Hewitt Lee, Director of Synology Product Management Group

If you are looking to create a secure network for your team definitely check out the Synology routers and servers listed in the article. As a Synology hardware owner, I can say their equipment is the backbone of RAGE Works and has yet to let us down.

Source: Synology