People use VPNs to protect their online activities. Even some YouTubers have ads on subscriptions to VPN services such as CyberGhost, NordVPN, or SurfShark. So what does Elastic Virtual Overlay Network — or EVON — bring to the table that may add to the already existing offer? And more importantly, does the product come up to the users’ expectations?
According to EVON, an overlay VPN is pretty much a Local Area Network. It “sits atop the Internet” and only people who have been granted access can use it. You can use this tool if you need both to work remotely with other people and to protect what you are working on. It is the modern equivalent of a safe box in a business. You and a few other people share its code, and people who don’t have it can’t access what’s inside. Except that this time, you can actually change documentation in the safe box from your home when needed.
https://t.co/wfHR6p7SQa ia a remote access overlay network for your private servers. Users can connect from their devices to access servers based on permissions. Build private gaming nets, management nets, intranets, provide contractor access, or host your SD-WAN solution. pic.twitter.com/JH0vFOvhIR
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Can you easily use EVON?
As a matter of fact, “easy” is the word that comes up the most often on the VPN’s page on LinuxDojo. The whole product has been thought to make it ready to use. The deployment of the hub is automated, and you are provided with tools and the API. Therefore, even if you are not versed in coding, or if you don’t have the time to dive into it, don’t worry; you can still put it on.
If you’re wondering whether to pay for an overlay VPN or not, it all depends on you and your need for it. As a matter of fact, if you are a small-time user and you don’t need more than ten servers, you fall into the free tier category. Therefore, you don’t even need to pay for it. Even if you get into the paid tier, the prices are still very good. One minor hitch is that paid-tier users will get priority access to support. In a nutshell, EVON is an alternative to traditional VPNs if you need to create a secure work area.
Photo credits: The feature image has been taken by Monsit Jangariyawong.