How can you use virtual private networks (VPNs) for better security?


Any time you use the internet on a shared link, you risk your computer’s security. A great way to maximize your internet security is to use virtual private networks (VPNs).

Understanding VPNs and their functionality

VPN services hide your personal information and location by creating private tunnels to access the internet, which encrypts your data. They also hide the unique IP address identifying which computer is communicating over the internet. It does this by assigning you an IP address that doesn’t belong to your computer.

Protecting your online privacy with VPNs

Because of their high level of privacy and encryption, VPNs can shield your personal information from hackers. VPNs also prevent tracking and profiling by internet search providers and websites. Most don’t track your browsing history, which means your website visits can’t be used for targeted advertisements that follow you around the internet.

VPNs for secure remote access

When you use a VPN to access your servers remotely from a public Wi-Fi, you ensure that your link to corporate networks and resources is secure. This facilitates safer remote work environments for your employees, making the transition to virtual employees more trustworthy.

Accessing restricted content safely

VPNs also allow you to safely access content restricted by geographic locations by using IPs listed in a different country. Some streaming services have different content based on where you live, but with VPNs, you can have access to region-specific streaming content that you can’t get in your home country. This can also be helpful if you want to access your streaming services while visiting another country.

The VPN service you choose will be based on your current needs, though each service will have robust security and encryption features.

Are you looking for a VPN service for your organization? We can help you choose and set up the right one for your needs, as well as any other services you require to help provide an efficient and effective virtual employee system. Contact TeamLogic IT today.

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