Some office networks restrict access to social media and entertainment websites. But what is supposed to be a productivity booster, usually ends up useless at best and counteracting at worst. Such restrictions may reflect senior managers’ lack of understanding of how the modern digital world operates.
Social networks are not just for fun!
Some of them were reasonable but others went well over the top, trying to set up a full-fledged internet censorship and digital surveillance systems to bar their citizens from certain information and strip them of their online privacy. Usually serving it all with the “national security” icing, those administrations often aim social networks and platforms that facilitate freedom of information and allow for easy communication — things authoritarian regimes and those aspiring take issue with.
Some network administrators go as far as restricting access to file sharing services, which sometimes could be absolutely essential to your workflow, laying the ground for the ultimate backfiring of a policy set forth with good intentions. Well, you know what they say about “the road to hell” and “good intentions”!
A reliable way out
All these workplace internet access restrictions are made possible by office firewalls, which means they have nothing to do with the device you’re using, but rather, depend on the network being used for accessing the internet. This makes them easy to bypass by using a virtual private network service.
NFlix VPN app allows a direct and untraceable connection from your device to a remote server — one that is not hampered by firewall restrictions. This server becomes your entry point to the global net, effectively leapfrogging all local restrictions and therefore solving issues of blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and any other website or service you might want or need to access.