Supporting the remote workforce, Synology extends free VPN Plus license offer until 2021
VPN Plus, VPN Access and Site-to-Site VPN will continue to be free to purchase
Bellevue, WA—September 17, 2020— On April 6th, Synology made VPN Plus licenses free to acquire through the end of September 2020. Today, Synology has decided to extend that time frame until September 30, 2021.1 In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have adapted new remote work policies. Synology's wireless routers come equipped with powerful VPN server capabilities that enable businesses to quickly set up an offsite workforce.
"We have seen many businesses rushing to adopt VPN solutions in order to set up an infrastructure to enable a remote workforce. Over the past few months, we have seen a five-fold increase in VPN Plus license purchases," said Hewitt Lee, Director of Synology Product Management Group. "As the situation continues to develop in unprecedented ways, we understand that many are uncertain of how to maintain business continuity. Synology is offering VPN Plus licenses for free in an effort to help businesses resume operations remotely."
Both existing and new owners of Synology's RT1900ac, RT2600ac, and MR2200ac wireless routers will be able to purchase VPN Plus Client, VPN Access and Site-to-Site VPN licenses2 for free. All licenses are perpetual and do not expire or require additional costs after September 30, 2021.
About VPN Plus
Remote connectivity shouldn't be difficult to set up and deploy. VPN Plus transforms your Synology Router into a powerful VPN server, designed to be easy to set up and manage. Support your company's remote workforce with secure access to internal resources, no matter where they are at.
1 From April 6, 2020 - 00:00 PDT (GMT-7) until September 30, 2021 - 23:59 PDT (GMT-7).
2 Each Synology Router provides one free client access license. Each additional client access license enables one additional concurrent user account logged into VPN Plus. The maximum number of Client VPN Access licenses a single device supports depends on the model:
RT1900ac, MR2200ac: 10
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