Although some of our customers choose to use VPN, this is not what we typically recommend. VPN solutions were designed to allow a user to log into their companies private network. With VPN, the incoming connection could come from literally anywhere in the world. Once connected, the user could potentially start browsing the customer’s network.
Our connectivity is an outbound connection from the edge node device to our server. There is no ability to browse via the edge node. Customers logging into our server have access only to the data collected via the edge node, and only to the specific nodes assigned to their user account. Customers log in using signed security certificates and two factor authentication. This security and authentication process is similar to the technology used when logging into an online banking account.