What is KUY.io Konnect™?

Konnect™ is a self-hosted VPN acccess server that secures remote network connections users make with their devices. Konnect™ allows organizations of all sizes, as well as individuals to easily and securely leverage the low-level WireGuard® network protocol for creating highly secure and fast virtual private networks.


Remote Access VPN

Konnect™'s primary use case is that of a Remote Access VPN. Your office has a network, and while you are in the office and connected to that network, you can access all the other resources that are shared over this network, such as printers, scanners, fax-machines, your co-workers' computers, IT resources, work applications and many other resouces that you use for your day-to-day work. Your IT staff ensures that your office network is secure, complies to all necessary regulations, safeguards all the data that is transferred on the network, and protects you and your team from sketchy websites, email and malware. The office network provides employees with resources, and the company with security.

But what happens when you add remote work to this picture? Most organizations today have highly mobile staff or want to offer their workforce remote working capabilities to increase happiness, productivity, or even talent pools. The recent global pandemic has only accelerated this trend. Remote workers aren't physically there to connect to the office network, so they can't share the security benefits and the organization's IT resources that are made available on the office network.

To give remote workers access to the office network, you need a Remote Access VPN.

A Remote Access VPN allows remote employees to log on to the office network from anywhere - be that at home, at a coffee shop, in transit, or any other location where they have access to the internet. Best thing is, with modern VPN access server solutions such as Konnect™, all the company data is still highly secure, even when they are connected to some sketchy public WiFi.

Cloud Access VPN

In addition to maintaining a secure office network, many organizations are moving IT resources to the cloud. Applications and data that would have been traditionally hosted on the office network, with physical servers maintained by the organization's IT staff are being virtualized and shifted over to the major cloud providers such as Google, Amazon, or Azure.

Commonly, dedicated and secure links to the cloud networks are setup by IT administrators to form an extension of the office network. While you are connected to the office network, data can securely travel to the cloud and back to your device. With the increased shift to remote work and workforce agility, Konnect™ can provide IT administrators with an effective tool to offering secure remote access to cloud resources directly, by deploying the Konnect™ server directly on their cloud provider networks.

How does a VPN Access Server keep all data secure?

The great thing about a modern VPN Access Server like Konnect™ is that it protects all the data sent over any network connection, because it creates an encrypted secure tunnel between a device and the VPN Access Server.

Every data packet that travels on the tunnel between the device and the Konnect™ access server is first encrypted using the best modern cryptographic algorithms that we have available today, and then securely encapsulated with routing information that can only be understood by the VPN Access Server. Anyone trying to eavesdrop on the data will get zero information about what you are doing because all packets now look like garbled nonsense.

The cryptographic primitives used by the Konnect™ access server are those defined in the Wireguard® application and network protocols - a suite of open-source protocols that have been extensively reviewed by leading industry experts - from Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, to security experts at Google's elite Project Zero. They comprise of the most secure algorithms that we have available today and are a major step forward from 20+ year old algorithms used in old VPN solutions such as OpenVPN or IPSec.