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A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is essential if you want to allow secure access into your network. It is not safe to simply open internet-facing ports as that puts you at risk of hackers and corporate espionage. VPN services can be expensive and slow, but there is an alternative. Digitalquill can provide you with one of our data terminals to use for your corporate VPN. It is simply plugged into your network and we take care of everything for you in a simple, safe, small box.

VPN access into your corporate networks

If you have staff working from home then they will need access to your corporate network. If you need remote access tunnelling into a network from outside, without opening public ports on the firewall, then the data terminal can be configured to do this. We can create as many VPN connections as you need, and these will allow you to remotely monitor your network, or provide access to other services running on it.

Digitalquill Data Terminals

Our Data Terminals run a customised version of Debian Linux. This is a secure and resilient operating system that is low-cost to implement and manage. The data terminals can be configured for almost any purpose. We can add new functionality as required, and they can be used anywhere that you would normally use a computer, but a complete desktop system would not fit or would be too expensive. Data Terminals are a versatile solution for any number of tasks.

Digitalquill VPN for business travellers

Don’t need a full system? Digitalquill can provide you with an out of the box corporate VPN service which links remote workers to your corporate network.

Basic VPN Specifications

  • Dedicated IP address
  • IP address cycling if required
  • 10Gb Data transfer per month
  • OpenVPN configuration
  • £10 + VAT per month

Digitalquill – Experts in Business VPN Systems

For more information on our VPN Service and pricing details, call Digitalquill today on 01482 424402, email or visit


Public Free WiFi

Free public WiFi. It’s a blessing for those with a need to connect on the go, and with low mobile data allowances. However, it can also be a curse. There are many dangers when connecting to a public network. How can you keep yourself safe?

Public Free WiFiFree Wi-Fi: The Risk for Users

We recently visited a tourist attraction in the UK and connected to the unsecured free WiFi. By using freely available tools on a mobile phone, we were able to identify all the users on the network and could easily have scanned their devices for open ports or other vulnerabilities. We interrogated a printer to avoid compromising anyone’s privacy, but hackers could have easily exploited the many devices connected to the network

Every time you connect to public WiFi you run the risk of your data being intercepted. Some unscrupulous criminals even create fake WiFi hotspots with the same names as real ones, so you actually connect to their data logger and not the internet. Imagine the consequences if your card data or personal information were to be stolen. Hackers can even install malicious software or ransomware onto your machine over free WiFi.

Digitalquill – Experts in Cyber Security

If you connect to public WiFi, then there are some simple precautions you can take.

For more information call us on 01482 424402 or email