5 Things You Need to Know About Virtual Private Network (VPN)

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What is VPN?

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network that using public network such as internet as medium to connect to Local Area Network (LAN) in a secure way.
Company doesn’t need to provide private infrastructure but still provide maximum security.

What is the different between VPN which provided by your company and personal VPN you are using to browse the Internet?
Actually they are using the same technology but with different purpose, on personal VPN usually user want to see websites that blocked by certain country or make sure his line protected when doing important transaction on public places such as internet café.
Corporate VPN created by company to provides access to their LAN for employee who works in overseas, employee who working remotely from their home, or their suppliers from different company.

1. What is the reasons people want to use VPN?

There are many reason why people want to use VPN, that is including:

1. Securing their access from data theft

2.Want to get access to websites that only able to access from certain country.

3.Accessing videos from other country.

4. Protect their data when accessing internet from public places such as café, hospital, airport etc.

2. What is the different between VPN and proxy?

VPN are more complete solution than proxy, proxy usually only for web browsing or other certain application and sometimes need setting from the application. VPN can be use for all application such as internet browsing, email, FTP, SSL, etc. and no need special on the application.

Is VPN legal?

VPN is legal in most of the country, the illegal is when you doing hacking/cracking other’s system or steal other data.

3. VPN provider I use

I use unlimited VPN for my daily activity, they have IP from following countries: Canada, USA, Panama, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Finland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia.

VPN unlimited on Android
VPN unlimited on Android

VPN unlimited country choice

Unlimited VPN available for following system:

iOS
Mac OS X Standalone
Mac OS X Mac App Store
MS Windows
Linux
Android

VPN Unlimited on PC
VPN Unlimited on PC

4. Free VPN Vs Paid VPN

While free VPN is completely free at some point it less reliable than the paid one. Connection drops when too many users connected.

5. VPN provider you may want to use (in alphabetical order)

BTGuardhttp://btguard.com/
CyberGhost VPNhttp://www.cyberghostvpn.com/
HideMyAss Prohttp://hidemyass.com/vpn
IPVanish VPNhttp://www.ipvanish.com/
NordVPNhttps://nordvpn.com/
Privacy.iohttps://privacy.io/
Private Internet Accesshttps://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
SurfEasy Totalhttps://www.surfeasy.com/
TorGuardhttp://torguard.net/
TunnelBearhttps://www.tunnelbear.com/

OK after reading this article i hope you now have a better understanding on what is VPN and what you need to know about it.

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