The web is not a very safe place anymore.
With all kinds of threats, breaches and security loopholes emerging every other day, users are increasingly worried about the security of their online identities. You have your email account(s), bank account, social profiles, documents, photos, videos, files and all the digital data stacked up in the cloud. A single mistake and your data may be compromised.
Did I hear you saying “But I use a strong alphanumeric password for my online accounts and it is impossible for anyone to guess that”? Well, I am not arguing about the strength of your password here, however, do you trust the network you are using (e.g public library, cafes)? Is it completely safe? Are you sure that the system you’re using isn’t being monitored or your keystrokes are not being recorded? What about encryption?
If you are not using a completely secured network connection, there are malicious tools (e.g Firesheep) which can sniff data from the public wireless network you are using to transmit the data.
The answer – a virtual private network. Users can buy VPN services to ensure a secured connection layer and to circumnavigate the restrictions put in by your ISP and country. A VPN service also prevents unauthorized hacks and breaches from third parties by creating a secured tunnel between the host and target server.
These days VPN services are not just restricted to large corporations and companies and is becoming common for home users due to the following reasons:
- You can use a VPN account to access sites that are blocked in your country.
- A virtual private network can be used to bypass country specific filters (e.g the blogspot.in filter that was recently imposed on Indian users or watching Hulu videos outside U.S.).
- Keep everything private and anonymous.
- Stay safe from hackers and ensure that your identity can not be tracked over a public and open Wi-Fi connection.
If you are looking for a reliable and affordable VPN service, we recommend you to give SunVPN a try.
SunVPN is one of the major VPN service providers who have servers around the globe – running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SunVPN is the go to option for home users who want their own secured connection tunnel which would allow them to access blocked sites and browse the web through secured glasses. Using SunVPN, you would be able to browse any website on the world, regardless of your country or geographic location.
For example, Hulu is available only for U.S users but using SunVPN, you can browse and watch Hulu videos from any computer or location.
Setting up SunVPN is as easy as installing their application on your operating system and connecting to a preferred SunVPN connection from your system’s network preferences. To get started, sign up for an account, download the installer and follow this setup guide.
You may be wondering why use SunVPN when there are so many free VPN services available? The short answer is security, reliability and excellent tech support for which SunVPN is known. SunVPN has its own servers at US (West Coast, Central, East Coast), Canada, UK, Germany and Singapore.
Moreover, SunVPN is powered by OpenVPN which uses the best encryption techniques by using 1024 bit certificates for authentication and 256 bit keys for encryption. Firewalls will be a thing of the past as SunVPN’s OpenVPN service uses generic ports that can never be blocked by firewalls.
SunVPN also has a mobile plan which starts at $9.99 a month, while desktop users should use the SSL plan at $14.99 a month. However, if you want the flexibility of switching between devices, you can go ahead and buy the combo plan for $14.99 a month. More details are available on the pricing page.
Are you already using a VPN service? Tell us your thoughts and experience in the comments section below.
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