Is there a security risk when I datalink Sweet-Field Data remote units across the internet?
There is minimal security risk when datalinking remote units across the internet. Before the datalink can begin, you connect the Field Data computer to your internal network using Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology. The VPN creates an encrypted data path through the internet for the data being transmitted; this path provides secure transmission of the data to your network. In accordance with the guidance issued by HHS, VPN technology implemented should be FIPS 140-2 compliant.