Virtual Private Network (VPN) is no longer strictly an enterprise solution to remotely connect to the network of computers. Many users use it on their computers, tablets and smartphones to enhance their privacy and security while being online. But do you know, how does it work, when to use it and why you should get a one? Read this article to find our more.
How does a VPN work?
VPN is basically a group of computers which allows you to connect to the internet without being located in specific geolocation. Not only you can access the content which would be otherwise blocked for you, you are getting benefit of being “invisible” to your ISP provider as you are hiding behind other computer which runs specifically for this purpose.
Benefits of using VPN
- accessing geo-restricted content
- being invisible for ISP
- higher privacy and security on public WiFi networks
- real location of your connection is hidden
Give VPN a try
There are a lot of VPN solutions. You can choose out of free or paid solutions. The free ones are usually limited with bandwidth restrictions, geo-restrictions, offering less locations for connection or simple limit your overall download / upload volume.
The paid solutions are usually more advanced and offer great connectivity without any limitations. The advantage of such solutions is usually also multi-platform license covering all your devices such as computers, tablets, or smartphones.
These are some of the most popular VPN solutions (in no particular order):
Are you using VPN? If so, which one? Let us know in comments below.