Moving from LAN to WAN and security concerns
Our FMP database is currently networked on the office LAN, the database now needs to be accessible to team members in another country and I am looking at hosting the database with a company that offers FMP Server 12 hosting.
Users will log in via a FMP client to access the database. I am concerned about how the data is transferred across the internet and how much of a security risk this is?
Our data is not super sensitive, and I have read that FMP Server has some inbuilt encryption if 'Secure connections to FMP Server' is enabled that uses TripleDES with HMAC-SHA1 for integrity checking to protect user account info and data.
Another option which is much more expensive is VPS hosting and SSL - although this could have a performance effect and feels like over kill for our needs.
Any advice would be a great help.