Why use a VPN?
What to do in times when the cyber world is dominated by instances of snooping and mass data collection? When your data is on sale? In scenarios like that, only a VPN can help you improve your online security and privacy.
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Components of a VPN Service
To create the spell of a VPN, these are few ingredients that VPN Provider will need:
Deployed by VPN Provider at different locations
To create the tunnel
To secure the communication by making it unreadable for everyone except the receiver
How A VPN Service Works?
A VPN creates a secure tunnel using powerful VPN protocols, hides your original IP behind one of its own and encrypts all your communication that passes through the secure tunnel allowing you to surf the web freely.
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Benefits of a VPN
There are countless benefits of using a VPN. Some of the most common are listed below.
Replace Your Original IP With A Hidden One
When VPN was first designed, the sole purpose of the invention was to create a tunnel between distant computers for remote access. And, it was successfully achieved. But later on, VPN was more commonly used to switch between different locations IPs. Till to date, the sole purpose of a VPN is protecting the original IP of its user by simply hiding it with one of its own servers.
In simple words, when we connect to a VPN, our original IP (assigned by the Internet Service Provider) is replaced by one of the VPN servers’ IP. For example, if your ISP assigned you an IP of London (as you are in London) 18.104.22.168 and when you connect to a USA server via VPN your IP will change to 2.354.452.2. This way your original IP will remain hidden and your ISP can't see any of your online activities.
Encrypts Your Data
VPN is the best tool to encrypt your internet traffic. When you send data via the internet it travels in forms of packets. These packets can easily be intercepted by anyone using simple tools available on the internet. Take the example of an open letter. If you drop the letter in the post box without closing it in an envelope then what will happen? Anyone who can have hands on it, will read it. But if you drop the same letter, perfectly closed in an envelope, then nobody can read it. Encryption is like envelope for your online communication.Learn more
Rapidly increasing censorship and diminishing rights of freedom of speech, boost the demand of a VPN. In many regions of the world, you are not allowed to express your thoughts and opinions without fear of repercussions.
A VPN is the best solution to avoid censorship. If you are in a country where expressing your opinion is strictly monitored, you can connect to a VPN and select a server of a country with less or no internet restrictions to securely access the websites and express your thoughts freely. Enjoy secure access of the internet with a VPN.
Protect & secure your WiFi connection
When you use a public WiFi hotspot, your entire browsing activity could be monitored and spied on, while being connected to that hotspot. It is very much possible that the next person sitting beside you, can see which websites you access. Do you know how easy it is for bad people to create devil twin WiFi Hotspots. Devil twin is like a mirror copy of the original WiFi, which confuses you, but in reality it is a trap.
When connected to public, unsecured WiFi networks, most of your data can be spied on by almost anyone on the same network. With strong encryption and secure tunnelling, a VPN can help you improve your online security and make your data inaccessible.
Access Restricted Websites from Anywhere Securely
Many entertainment sites block access to online content for the rest of the world. Similarly, in many regions it is forbidden to use social media websites for socialising. It is nearly impossible to watch movies from different regions if you are not physically located there.
A VPN can help you unlock the locked doors on the internet. By simply disguising your IP with one of your desired country, you can appear as if you are physically present in that country. For instance USA, connect to one of our US servers and get the same privileges as a US resident. Similarly, if you are in a country where Twitter is banned and you really need to post a story of a recent incident that you witnessed, simply connect to a VPN.
Unrestricted Access for Expats and Travelers
Are you an expat living far from home? Or, are you a frequent traveler? Are you missing your favourite TV shows and movies? Well, with a VPN you can access your home country channels and watch all your favourites from anywhere.
Travellers usually face the problem, when they cannot access their online profiles and bank accounts due to a completely different IP. A VPN service can solve this problem too. With a fixed or dedicated VPN IP, you can access your online profiles and bank accounts anywhere at anytime.
Dispelling VPN Myths
Although it has become really simple to use a VPN but there are still a lot of misconceptions about how a VPN works or how a VPN can help an internet user stay protected. We have tried to answer a few questions here which we believe are generally misunderstood
- “No Logging” policies don’t exist
- A VPN kills your internet speed
- All VPN Protocols have similar speeds
- Free VPNs sell your data
- I don’t need a VPN, because I have nothing to hide
- More VPN Nodes = Better service
- OpenVPN is the only secure VPN protocol
- Security is the same around the world
- VPNs are illegal, only criminals use them
- Public WiFi networks are safe if they are password protected
- An Antivirus Program is Enough to Keep My Data Safe Online