Wednesday, May 30, 2018

VPNs-- The need to Encrypt your data online

Virtual private Network is a technology that connects a private network to a public network
to enable users on the private network as if their computing devices were directly connected
to the private network.

It uses an encryption technology to open up a secure connection so that data can be sent
back and forth without the risk of data corruption (changed)  or sniffed.

Today, it's important that not to give any bad guy your home address or information such
person may use to do you harm. It is thus important to stay unknown almost all the time
whenever you venture on the internet. Clicking a wrong link on a page can send your network
identification settings to bad actors which they can use to install malicious files on your device.

Using VPNs allow users to work from anywhere and also prevents unauthorized actors from
eavesdropping on other people’s data over the internet. VPN could either be a Remote access
VPN (allows user to connect to private network and then access services or resources remotely)
or Site-to-Site VPN (usually used by corporations, allowing one office location connect to another)

There are several VPN protocols in use today:
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
  • Point-to-Point Tunneling (PPTP)
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS)

  • OpenVPN (Open Source)

There are several brand services offered by various companies . One of such good one is
the “VPN Unlimited” offered by Keepsolid Inc. Offering support to various OS with  absolute
privacy, uncompromising speed , total security. Other known brands are OpenVPN,  
NordVPN, CyberGhost to name a few.