A VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection allows a user a secured (encrypted) and anonymous (redirected) access to a network which secures the internet connection. A VPN will protect your data online.
The VPN connection operates on the background, so there are no restrictions for your device when you have enabled your VPN.
The VPN will provide the user with 2 key features:
When using a VPN, all internet traffic will be encrypted, which means that third parties like hackers, governments, internet providers, websites (webservers) and your employer won’t be able to see what you’re doing on the internet.
2. Redirection (Mask IP address)
When you’re using a VPN, your internet traffic will be redirected through the VPN server. This will hide your location and IP address.
Usage of a VPN
In the last few years, VPN’s have become quite popular for consumers as well, as it provides them with more security, anonymity and online freedom.
Usage of a VPN when using public WiFi is highly recommended, as MITM (Man In The Middle) attacks are a real threat when working on open networks.
VPN’s are often used by companies, companies usually have a self build VPN and run it from their own servers.
Enforcing usage of the VPN with a policy to have employees always use the corporate VPN on their devices thus improving security.
VPN also enables users to change their physical location, as they can live in Europe and use a VPN server IP address in the United States of America.
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