Updated May 11, 2019 A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a privacy and security tool that encrypts all data transmitted between a device and a VPN server. The simplest way of understanding encryption is by thinking of a lock. With the right key, it’ll open. The lock, or encryption, is used to protect the data of your online activity, whether it’s making purchases or using personal log-ins.
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For a telecommuter or remote worker, a poor or no connection to the office can be as serious of a problem as not having an Internet connection. If you’re such an employee and are experiencing problems with your VPN connection, this article lists some of the things you can do on your end before your…
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to privately browse the Internet by eliminating threats or supervisions of any kind. It’s also a great way to reach Geo-blocked content. However, one of the biggest problems surrounding these types of providers is their inability to provide their users with a good connection speed.
Whether you’ve decided to set up your own VPN or you’re thinking of going with an existing provider, you’ll need to consider which protocol is right for your day-to-day requirements. The type of protocol you decide on depends on factors like the level of security you need, the type of system and/or devices you use, and whether you’re a business or personal user.
Many VPN providers offer multiple protocols, so we’ve listed some of the different types available – and the pros and cons of using them – to help you decide on the one that’s right for you.