What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

22 March 2016

You might have heard the term VPN in the media, or on privacy blogs, or even at work. The whole internet seems to be swarming with discussion about the best VPN to secure your safety online. But what does it mean?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an encrypted tunnel between you and the internet. All of the data that comes in or out of your device is encrypted. This masks your identity and location, and provides an effective layer of security for everything you do online.

There are plenty of reasons to use a VPN service. Individual users can greatly benefit from using a secure, no-log VPN, as can small business and large organizations. Privacy is for everyone, after all.

As an internet user, a VPN can afford you online security and privacy protection. These days, we do everything online, including our banking. Dealing with our financial institutions online and processing our payments through other payment providers can be a dangerous activity if our data is exposed. This is especially dangerous if you’re using an unsecured connection, like WiFi hotspots at cafes and in public places.

By using a VPN like SurfEasy, your online activity is encrypted to prevent hackers and snoops from hijacking your account – no matter what type of network you are on. This applies to your cell carrier as well. It also allows you to browse the internet anonymously, without leaving tracks.

With a VPN service like SurfEasy, you can change your region, allowing you to bypass internet censorship in your country. Countries like Iran, Egypt and more block common websites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. By using a VPN, people in these countries can unblock websites and browse the way it was meant to be: without censorship.

It’s super easy to give SurfEasy VPN a try. Once your account is created you’ll need to download and install the application.  You can set up SurfEasy to work on your Windows, Mac, Android or iOS device – in fact SurfEasy’s Total VPN plan lets you add any 5 devices to your account so you can stay safe online no matter device you’re using.

Get started today at <surfeasy.com/register> – and secure yourself online.

 

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