You can use NordVPN’s Meshnet feature in tons of cool ways, but in this post, we’d like to focus on a powerful use case for both small and international teams of coworkers. Read on to find out more about how NordVPN Meshnet can empower your team development projects.
When you connect to an encrypted (password-protected) Wi-Fi network, your device enters a secure and private space that may contain other devices within it. Some of those devices you can even connect to or route your traffic through, like routers or home servers. Meshnet forms a similar sort of encrypted network, but it can do so remotely. Here are the two key functions you need to know:
These key features can unlock new capabilities for your development projects – no matter your field. Let’s explore how.
Practically any organization can make use of Meshnet, but it will really shine for remotely located teams that want to bring their members and devices closer together.
Some of the use cases we list below may initially seem similar to existing third-party services like Google Drive. However, Meshnet has a few key differences:
Here are a few ways you can use Meshnet for project work.
When connected to a local area network (LAN), most devices will allow their users to create shared folders for that network. With your entire team connected to a Meshnet network, each member can create one or more folders accessible to everyone on the network. No matter how far apart you are, colleagues can copy files from one another’s folders effortlessly.
By adding a server to your Meshnet network, you can store files on a central server and have team members access them at will. If your team is totally decentralized, you can have different members store different types of assets at home and even control who has access to them. You can also expand your network’s storage capacity by adding your own devices that you control.
Select devices can also be used by Meshnet members as traffic routing points. Essentially, with the device owner’s permission, other members of the private Meshnet network can route traffic through their device and assume that device’s IP address. This unlocks all sorts of potential personal and business uses like location-based testing, IP-based access, and more.
Meshnet is especially useful for teams that might want to test app, software, or web builds. For example, a developer on the Meshnet could maintain a central demo version for other colleagues to test and work with, and colleagues can use one another’s IPs or even devices to test products without needing a third-party platform to do so.
NordVPN’s Meshnet can be a great asset for development teams and any organizations that want greater independence, security, and privacy for their remote teams. We have tutorials on how to set it all up, and all you need to get started is a NordVPN account!