Cybercrime has become a global epidemic with millions of victims. Online crimes can drain bank accounts; steal identities and affect everything that you’ve work for, it truly damages lives.
So what can we do? What is our line of defense of this ongoing attack? It appears that purchasing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) may be one solution. What is a VPN? A VPN is simply a private network that uses encryption and other security measures to send data privately and securely. VPNs have been mostly used by businesses with several office locations. When a company office in one location needs to send information to another location, the encrypted connection that the VPN provides can be used to securely send the data. When workers are able to tele-commute a VPN is especially useful when data must be securely transferred to and from their office.
You may be thinking, “I don’t tele-commute or own a business so why is a VPN a solution for me?” Anyone who uses unsecured, public WiFi should consider a VPN because your most personal data is exposed making you vulnerable to cybercriminals. In this day and age, you need extra protection. Having a VPN, your internet traffic will be encrypted and it makes it impossible to intercept.
If you shop online, companies are able to recognize your IP (Internet Protocol address) and often you pay more because of your location. By hiding your original IP address and having it replaced with one from a VPN, it makes it nearly impossible for third parties to track you online. Now your browsing history and online transactions are safe. This stops advertisers from making money at the expense of your privacy. You have complete privacy from trackers, advertisers, thieves, government surveillance and even from your internet service provider. You can protect your identity because you are anonymously surfing, streaming and gaming by preventing Eavesdroppers from intercepting your data and communications. So because a VPN blocks unwanted third parties from tracking and from you wondering onto malicious sites, your surfing the internet is ultra safe and secure. So by having powerful encryption and malware protection you can experience freedom from phishing and spam from infecting your devices.
And even IF you try to access a website, the VPN will make sure it is safe by running a thorough check on that URL. Your online activity will be fully encrypted thus making it very very difficult to hack into your data.
A VPN can secure all your devices including your SmartTV. You can also enjoy a TV show that was originally only available in other countries by simply changing your IP address and that boundary is removed. You can have unrestricted access to the worldwide global internet.
Are you convinced that a VPN may be a good security measure for all of your technology? If your answer is yes, you can do online research with your favorite search engine and you will see there are many options to choose from.
IF you opt into a VPN plan and would like to share your thoughts, ITsoft would like to hear what helped you make your decision…whether it is price, ease of use or number of devices covered.
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