Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are veritable Swiss Army Knives when it comes to privacy enhancement, censorship avoidance, anonymous file sharing, and more. But not all VPNs are created equal, and there’s no sense paying for features you don’t need. Read on as we explore the ins and outs of picking a perfect VPN service.
Basically, VPNs encrypt your connection, and prevent others from seeing the data you're transferring. This keeps data secure, particularly on public Wi-Fi networks in places like coffee shops and airports, ensuring no one can snoop your traffic and steal your passwords or credit card numbers.
VPNs are also useful for hiding your activity from a snooping Internet Service Provider (ISP). If your ISP likes to throttle your connection based on content (tanking your file downloads and/or streaming video speeds in the process) a VPN completely eliminates that problem as all your traffic is traveling to a single point through the encrypted tunnel and your ISP remains ignorant of what kind of traffic it is.
Every user is going to have slightly different VPN needs, and the best way to pick the ideal VPN service is to take careful stock of what your needs are before you go shopping.
One thing to note: When using a VPN, your bandwidth will be reduced due to the overhead required by the VPN. As such, part of evaluating a VPN service before purchasing is to try it at different times of the day, for several days. Please note that if you are using cable for your ISP, your bandwidth may be further degraded due to the sharing of bandwidth within your neighborhood and/or condo/apartment complex, which is irregardless of whether you use a VPN or not. However, even with this slight inconvenience, safety and security should rank higher.
This article will provide you with the knowledge to choose the right VPN service for you. Contact The Go To Tech Guru for questions and to help with the installation of your VPN service.
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