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How to create a home office VPN server with Microsoft Azure

February 13, 2019 / Mark Kaelin

According to a 2019 report from Amerisleep, some 43% of workers in the United States work from home or other remote location at some point during the course of a year. Telecommuting, working from the road, and the overall gig economy are all trappings of the modern collaborative, mobile, and always connected enterprise workforce. However, while there are measurable benefits to a remotely connected workforce, there are also significant security risks to mitigate. For example, protecting and securing the transmission of sensitive data across the internet between your home office network and the larger enterprise network requires, at minimum, a virtual private network (VPN). In many situations, the VPN is provided by the enterprise, but an independent contractor operating in the gig economy may have to provide VPN services for themselves.