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How does AWS VPN Work?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

AWS VPN is a secure tunnel between your AWS accounts and the VPN server. It helps protect your data from unauthorized access by encrypting it and sending it through the VPN server.

When you connect to the VPN, your traffic is sent through the VPN and then decrypted on the other end. This prevents anyone from viewing your data as it travels across the internet.

PRO TIP: AWS VPN is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that securely connects your network to an AWS VPN gateway. This gateway then forwards traffic between your network and the AWS VPN gateway.

AWS VPN is a secure and reliable way to connect to the AWS cloud, but there are a few things to keep in mind when using this service. First, because AWS VPN uses the public internet to connect your network to the AWS cloud, it is important to ensure that your network is properly secured. Secondly, because AWS VPN is a shared service, it is important to be aware of potential congestion and performance issues when using this service.

The VPN service is free to use, and you can connect up to five devices at a time. You can also use the VPN to connect to public Wi-Fi networks, which is great for security when you’re out and about.

The main downside to using the VPN is that it can slow down your internet connection. However, this is usually only a moderate slowdown, and it’s usually not enough to make using the VPN impractical.

Overall, the AWS VPN is a great way to keep your data safe and secure.

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

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