To ensure the security and high-availability of the OutSystems PaaS, your environments are not publicly accessible over the internet. A VPN allows you to securely connect your on-premise systems to your OutSystems PaaS, making them part of the same logical network.
Benefits of using a VPN
A VPN allows you to extend a private network across the internet, enabling you to create a private network between your OutSystems Cloud Platform and your Outsystems on-premises installation, and establishing a secure communication channel between the two. This way:
- Your environments are all connected to the same network;
- The data exchanged cannot be read by an unauthorized third-party, since it's encrypted at the packet level;
- The data exchanged cannot be tampered with, since the message integrity is checked.