Beginners’ guide to Virtual Private Networks.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) redirects your connection to the Internet via a remote server run by a VPN provider. This way, the VPN server becomes secure launching pad for you before you access various websites.
All the network traffic between your device and the VPN server is directed through a secure virtual tunnel. Besides, all of the data sent and received is encrypted. Best of all, your device appears to have the IP address of the VPN server, masking your true identity. As far as websites are concerned, you’re browsing from the server’s geographical location, not your computer’s location.
Usually, when you connect to the Internet, you start by connecting to your ISP, which then redirects you to any websites or applications that you wish to visit. All your Internet traffic can be viewed by your ISP as it passes through their servers.
If you have VPN enabled, you first connect to a server run by your VPN provider through an encrypted connection, which is also called a VPN tunnel. All data traveling between your device and the VPN server is encrypted so that only you and the server can see it.
Your ISP no longer knows what you do on the Internet, which means:
Your IP address is replaced with the IP of the VPN server, therefore:
Your Internet traffic is safe on public Wi-Fi hotspots, because:
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Connect up to 6 devices under a single account simultaneously. It can be a laptop, smartphone, tablet, smart TV, game console or a router.