Advantages Of Using A Personal VPN

by on 12/14/2012 in Security, Security Info & Tips

Today, an increasing number of Internet users are using Virtual Private Networks for professional as well as entertainment purposes. At the same time, the number of fraudulent entities looking to misuse confidential information has risen as well. Confidential information includes sensitive documents, personal photographs, credit card numbers, personal identification details and other information which is constantly shared over the Internet.VPN Security

Although people today are well aware of the fact that the Internet is a public medium, many of them are still unaware of the tools that are used to ensure personal as well as professional security. One such tool is a Virtual Private Network, abbreviated as VPN. VPNs are used all over the world today. They are known to offer a high level of security in the form of closed networks (when it comes to data that is shared on the web). They are also known for a host of other features such as the ability to bypass location based IP blocking. For instance, if one has a personal VPN, that person can access US only websites from other countries.

A personal VPN is a must for people who make use of public Wi-Fi hotspots in order to access the Internet. These people include students who use school Wi-Fi hotspots, travellers who use Internet facilities at airports and executives who use office Internet.

Below is a detailed overview of the advantages of using a VPN:

Security

The main advantage of using a VPN is that all the data shared over the VPN is encrypted or coded. This means that even if someone does get access to the data, that person will not be able to understand it. Unless that person has the key required to decrypt the data, even attempting to decode it is pretty much useless. Moreover, it is virtually impossible to crack the encryption as even the most basic form of VPN security is 128 bit encryption. VPN servers also make use of additional security in the form of protocols. These include PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and OpenVPN. These protocols provide security for mobile devices, laptops, desktops and more.

Flexibility

A personal VPN provide employees with access to vital company information whenever they need it from any part of the world. Best of all, they can access data without fearing it being duplicated, stolen or misused by fraudulent elements or competitors. This is especially important for firms that deal with a lot of sensitive information. However, even individuals can make use of a personal VPN to access their data when they are on the move.

Protected Identity

A VPN allows people to access the internet without being exposed to unwanted and malicious third parties. Hackers are unable to steal user’s identity and marketers cannot use personal data to target advertisements.

Overall a VPN provides users with a convenient solution for accessing the Internet safely and without restrictions.  Anyone who shops online and wants to view prices in their favorite currency, travels abroad and wants to access their favorite websites, or frequently exchanges sensitive information online should consider using a UK VPN.

3 Responses to “Advantages Of Using A Personal VPN”

  1. Indian

    Jan 10th, 2013

    You can never be too cautious on the Internet and I have learned that from my mistakes. Any advice on how to become more immune to attacks is much appreciated. Thanks a lot for the post.

  2. AnnaHowart

    Jan 25th, 2013

    The main advantage of VPN service provider’s is that they secures your sensitive information, allows you anonymous web surfing and encrypts your network traffic. I recently installed a VPN which suits best to all of these requirements, thus i only prefer “Hotspot Shield VPN” which is the world’s most trusted Virtual Private Network rather than using any other VPN service provider. Check it here – http://www.hotspotshieldvpn.com/

  3. Alana

    Jan 27th, 2013

    Hi there,

    You left out one important advantage of using a VPN ; certain services are location-based, and it’s a nightmare trying to access them when you’re on business in another country. When I’m winding down after a grueling day of meetings in another country, I like to watch a couple of my favorite shows on Netflix ; with a secure VPN service, I can do this.

    Alana