Why small businesses should buy VPN subscriptions for their employees

Posted on Apr 10, 2020 by Caleb Chen
Use VPN when you work from home during COVID-19

The internet is an essential part of business nowadays for businesses small and large. While large businesses often utilize site to site VPNs as part of their cybersecurity plan, the conventional wisdom has often been that small businesses don’t need to protect the internet use of their employees – this is a dangerous mentality that needs to be changed.

Especially with various shelter in place orders in effect, there are many employees that are now utilizing the internet from home for work purposes. While they may not need a dedicated encrypted tunnel aka a site to site VPN to access the office network to do their work, that doesn’t mean that their connection shouldn’t be encrypted with a remote access VPN. For more information on what technically separates the two types of VPNs, check out our blog post on differences between a remote access VPN and a site to site VPN.

Why should employees still use a consumer VPN if they don’t need a business VPN?

While it’s true that employees are less likely to be using public WiFi hotspots during this pandemic, even that still doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t encrypt their internet traffic with Private Internet Access. The biggest threat that can be avoided is actually the snooping and selling of browsing information that is done by your internet service provider (ISP).

This is a threat vector for your employees at home and also for your employees when they use the internet from your place of business. In America,  ISPs spy on business accounts and consumer accounts because they were allowed to by Congress in 2017. Because of this law in America, and the fact that ISPs around the world also act similarly, business owners should make sure that their employees always connect to the internet with a VPN – for the business’s sake and also for the employee’s sake. Using a VPN will keep your ISP from knowing and then selling to third parties sensitive information on your business, clients, partners, research, and more.

How to buy VPN subscriptions in bulk and receive a bulk discount

We offer five different tiers of discounts for bulk purchasers. The more you buy, the more you save.

  • 3 – 10 licenses = 5% discount
  • 11 – 30 licenses = 10% discount
  • 31 – 50 licenses = 15% discount
  • 51 – 100 licenses = 20% discount
  • 101+ licenses = 25% discount

How to make a VPN bulk purchase from Private Internet Access

Making a bulk purchase of Private Internet Access subscriptions is simple. To do so, go to our VPN Bulk Purchase page and enter your desired amount of subscriptions to receive an instant quote with the appropriate discount tier automatically applied. On the same page, you’re able to enter payment information via Credit Card, Amazon, PayPal. If you have any questions about bulk purchases from PIA or require an invoice first for company approval or can only pay through a different payment method such as Wire Transfer, please reach out to [email protected].

We look forward to providing your business with privacy on the internet.

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