Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)
Date of Last Revision
Computer Information Systems - Networking Option
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
In the modern business environment, many companies use a VPN service, in order to allow employees to work from home, while maintaining a secure connection to the network and blocking out any hackers. The main goal of this project is to create a VPN service into a secured network and allow the users to access their folders on the network drive. However, smaller businesses can't afford to spend a fortune on these necessities. For this reason, this project will utilize open source, or free software and firmware that any company would be able to run, no matter the budget. By utilizing Linux-based software, a VPN service will be connected and secured to the local network, as well as a network attached storage (NAS) server loaded onto an old laptop, simulating a basic network drive.
Dr. Shirong Du
Honors Faculty Advisor
Simmons, Dylan J., "Budget Remote Access VPN & NAS" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1087.