What is it VPN, how to use it and where to buy it?
February 12th, 2020
Put simply, a virtual private network, or VPN, is a group of computers (or discrete networks) networked together over a public network - namely, the internet. Businesses use VPNs to connect remote datacenters, and individuals can use VPNs to get access to network resources when they're not physically on the same LAN (local area network), or as a method for securing and encrypting their communications when they're using an untrusted public network.
It secures your computer's internet connection to guarantee that all of the data you're sending and receiving is encrypted and secured from prying eyes.
Now you may know what a VPN, or virtual private network, is but you probably don't use one. You really should be using a VPN, and even if you don't think so now, at some point in the future you may consider it as important as your internet connection.
Read more about VPNs:
- Why You Should Start Using a VPN (and How to Choose the Best One for Your Needs)
- Wikipedia: Virtual private network