VPN’s – Do you need one?

What Is A VPN?

VPN stands for “virtual private network” — a service that protects your internet connection and privacy online. VPNs create an encrypted tunnel for your data, protect your online identity by hiding your IP address, and allow you to use public Wi-Fi hotspots safely.

What Is End Point Protection?

End point protection is protection from your device to the connection to the internet i.e. the router (no more). Once the packet has left the Wifi, it does not use the VPN.

Why do I need a VPN?

No one likes to be watched or tracked – even if they have nothing to hide. That’s why it’s important you step up your privacy game.

Here’s when you need a VPN:

For secure online entertainment

Like gaming online? You can forget about DDoS attacks and bandwidth throttling with certain VPN’s. It’s a VPN gamers love: you’ll get the fastest connection speeds, and easily set up secure virtual LAN parties with your friends.

For private internet browsing

Government agencies, marketers, and internet service providers would all love to track and collect your browsing history, messages, and other private data. Best way to hide it? Using a VPN to keep your data to yourself.

For safe traveling

Use a VPN to secure your connection on public Wi-Fi, so you can browse in full privacy even when you’re far away from home. Hackers have many methods to steal your data on public hotspots, but with a VPN your online traffic is invisible to them.

Who Should Use A VPN?

A perfect example of who should use a VPN is a small business that shares their Wifi with their customers. If that small business has a merchant facility, it is imperative to use a VPN to encrypt the traffic from the merchant facility to the router as someone could sit in the cafe and snoop on the merchant facility. Now the merchant facility would be a HTTPS connection, but I would be able to see the packet from the merchant facility.

  • Airport Terminal – Yes
  • Small Business That Shares Wifi – Yes
  • Public Wifi –Yes
  • Share House – Yes
  • Private House – Maybe : Depends are there other people on the Wifi? If it is just yourself then you don’t need it.




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