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Corporate Internet: Quarantine triggered traffic in SMEs' VPNs

The Covid-19 forced ISPs to respond to the need for greater connectivity capacity so that companies could operate with their personnel remotely: one of the most concrete impacts is the increase in VPN traffic, between 35% and 40% from the beginning of the quarantine. Furthermore, the internal link between branches or corporate headquarters used to fall into the "drawer" of improvement plans, but in the context of the pandemic, it escalated to a priority level.

The slowed down activity of SMEs meant that during the period of compulsory isolation the balance of traffic for ISPs was offset by the increase in teleworking of those who were able to continue their operations. In fact, only 10% of these organizations are fully operational. In this scenario, the Covid-19 forced ISPs to respond to the need for greater connectivity capacity so that companies could operate with their personnel remotely: one of the most concrete impacts is the increase in VPN traffic, between 35% and 40% as from the beginning of the quarantine

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