What is VPN (Virtual Private Network) Explained

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How We Use Internet

Nowadays internet is the mainstream of our lifestyle we mostly depend on the internet for any of our work, either doing business, creating a business identity or entertainment, the internet is the connection between everything we do. So today we are so much dependent on the internet that we do not think about our privacy and security when it comes to connect on the internet and do our tasks. But the internet is full of hackers who want to grab our information and use it for evil. So it is very important that we take steps to protect our data and security online.  

What is VPN (Virtual Private Network)

A virtual private network is a way to protect you and your data over the internet the VPN is a network connection created within your connected network, i.e. Within the internet connection, you are using.  

How VPN protects you

As mentioned above VPN is a connection created within your connection that you are using may be internet or intranet and the VPN uses various encapsulation methods to encapsulate your data over the internet so when you connect to an unsafe internet connection, no one else can see the data from your computer or mobile that you sent on the internet. VPN connects you to an exit server which also changes the IP address of your system or your original IP address which makes you invisible on the internet and hence you remain protected from an unsafe internet connection.  

How to choose proper VPN

When you are shopping for VPN it is very important to choose one which provides you with all services you need, most free or OpenSource VPN available do not provide you that, some of the services are:
  • Encapsulation
  • IP address change
  • Speed of connection
the above mentioned are the very common services that a VPN should provide. Share your thoughts in comments below.

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