Banks Grapple with VPN Capacity Amid Covid-Induced Network Strain

Private network limitations and variable internet connectivity have challenged operational resiliency and business continuity plans.

Broken bridge

Financial services companies are under increasing pressure to avoid overloading virtual private networks (VPNs), as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the bulk of their employees to work from home.

A firm’s VPN is typically built to support 20% to 30% of staff working remotely at any given time, but under current circumstances that has increased to 80% to 100%, says Veronica Bocarova, a principal analyst at Cullen International, an independent provider of regulatory intelligence in the

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