5 leading principals you need to learn before choosing a VPN


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November 09/2016

choosing a VPN It’s obvious that both enterprise and consumer security need a high-quality VPN protection. Being preferably used for big companies in the past, today the service has the call among average Internet users. With the growing number of hacker attacks, malware, spyware and other online ‘evil spirits’, usage of a VPN seems to be more and more sought-after.

Before deciding in favor of the service usage, look through the leading moments of the best VPN:

#1 Privacy and security are guaranteed by a top-notch VPN. It’s an open fact that your web traffic can be easily sniffed while connecting through a public Wi-Fi, or you can be traced through targeted ads, you can even be tracked by your government and ISPs. But while using a VPN, your traffic is routed through a distant server located ‘somewhere’ (it depends on your choice), this makes your data encrypted and the authentic address hidden.

#2 Geo-blocking and firewalls can be bypassed with the help of a good VPN service. Any online content, which is unavailable in the region a customer lives, can be accessed with the help of location shifting. For example, while connecting to a server placed in the UK, you can watch BBC content for free avoiding any restrictions.

#3 Different commercial and free VPNs are presented on the market today. Any customer chooses a VPN coming from his/her financial possibilities. But don’t forget that servers operation requires big investments, therefore don’t get your hopes up as there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Having subscribed to a free VPN you can be annoyed with multiple ads and low speed performance, moreover, the quantity of server locations leaves much to be desired. Therefore, it’s better to choose the cheapest VPN than a free one, as you will be supplied with a professional help of a technical group.

#4 Being centered on the encryption level your future VPN should provide, pay attention to such thing as protocols. Different types of them are supported by various VPNs, so, PPTP is considered to be the fastest one, but less helpful in ciphering when comparing it with OpenVPN or IPSec. Also, AES-256 encryption with SHA-2 is recommended. So, don’t make hasty judgments, explore your future VPN.

#5 Some consumer routers have a built-in VPN, so it’s not necessary to set up a separate VPN. But if you want to tunnel all the traffic of your home network for all the devices connecting to it, you can set up a VPN for your router.

Summing up, you are who make a decision, so make it consciously and expertly!

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