What is a VPN?

Lately you have likely heard about VPNs and why more people have started to use them to protect their privacy, improve their security and bypass region locks but what really is a VPN?

A virtual private network or more oftenly a VPN, is a secure and private solution that allows users to send and receive data over the Internet while maintaining the privacy and secrecy of a private network. Many organisations, businesses and individuals use such a service to to browse the web securely and anonymously.

All of the traffic that goes through your VPN service is secure and in most cases cannot be intercepted by Internet service providers or any other third party on the web. This makes these services an excellent way of browsing the web privately and some companies have a ‘no logs’ policy which will also allow you to browse anonymously. It is very important to do your research before signing up for a VPN service as they all differ slightly and it can be a little troublesome to find one that fits all of your needs.

Luckily though, many VPNs offer a free option, a free trial or at least a money back guarantee so that you can be sure that you are happy with the service before making a long term commitment.

If you ever been curious about what exactly a VPN is, there is nothing stopping you from trying one for yourself and you may be surprised by how useful such a service can be if you are a heavy Internet user.

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