VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A secure virtual tunnel is established between you and a VPN server, and all internet traffic goes through that tunnel, encrypted. The VPN servers are in various other countries, so when you visit a website, your IP will not be your IP but the IP of the VPN server. As a result, all your internet traffic is highly secure, and private.
A VPN offers:
- Protection against cyber criminals and hackers.
- Enhanced privacy achieved by hiding user’s online activities from their Internet Service Provider (ISP) and third parties, such as advertising companies or even the government.
- Access to geographically restricted content and services, which is enabled by hiding the user’s IP address and providing a different virtual location.
- Bypassing Internet censorship set up by a school, workplace, ISP or the government.
- Using P2P sharing services safely.
A VPN service is suitable both for Personal use and for Business use.