VPN is an acronym that is used more and more not only by tech experts, but also by those who enjoy surfing the Internet. But you might not yet know what that means or what the uses of a VPN are. In this article we explain the most basic points so that you do not miss this amazing tool.
What is a VPN?
First of all, VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN acts as a "private network" established using the infrastructure of an existing network. Using security protocols, the VPN creates a “tunnel”, a secure “path” for the flow of data on your network, using more advanced encryption than conventional. This guarantees more integrity, confidentiality and a higher level of confidentiality for your online activities. In a nutshell, VPN helps create a more secure and protected connection to make your sent and received data, records and information less vulnerable to various internet threats.
How to use a VPN?
Using a VPN is easy. First of all, you need to choose the best option, that is, the one that best suits your needs. There are several comparisons that show the main features of the different VPNs available in the market but it is worth choosing a professional and paid option as many free options end up not being really reliable. After choosing your VPN, download the version compatible with the operating system of your device (Windows, MacOs, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.), install and make the necessary settings. VPNs usually act automatically, but you can turn them on or off. With VPN active, you just have to choose the server you prefer and, ready, the connection will be established and you will already enjoy its benefits. Depending on which VPN you choose, there are different functions and tools that you can also enable, disable, or configure however you prefer.