What is a VPN?
VPN (Virtual Private Network) – a technology set that provides the logical network from one to several secure network connections over another network, often over the Internet.
VPN is based on the principle of creating a network tunnel through which data will transfer from a user to the site or the service and the other way around using encryption that will change the data during the input and return them to their initial position at the output. Besides, VPN protects not only the transferred data but also the client's location and other private information.
So why use the VPN? There are a few reasons for this, but they are similar at their core:
- Internet anonymity, if the user does not want the provider will know all his movements through the network thanks to IP spoofing and traffic encrypting;
- bypassing the geographical restrictions;
- saving data in public places with non-secure Wi-Fi, where you may need to transfer passwords, card numbers, and other personal data;
- protection from hacking;
- remote work in a protected corporate environment;
- circumventing statutory prohibitions.