An introduction to Virtual Private Network (VPN)
You have often seen people using VPNs while using the internet, especially when they are using an unknown network. But what is this VPN? If you have the same question in mind, then our blog post can be beneficial for you. With the rise in cybercrime, it has become important to use a VPN whenever you are using an unknown network.
According to many technical experts, VPN can save you from various cyberattacks, most notably from data and identity theft. And we also recommend you use VPN to secure your network so that no hackers can infringe on your network.
In the below section, we have discussed VPN and its types. Along with that, we have also highlighted the benefits that you get if you will use VPN.
Let us start by understanding VPN first.
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What is VPN
The first thing that you need to know about VPN is that a VPN (a virtual private network) is a service that forms a secure, encrypted online connection over the internet. If you want some more privacy, security, and especially anonymity over the internet, then VPN can provide you that.
Types of VPN
In this section, we have listed down the types of VPNs.
● SSL VPN
It is a virtual private network (VPN) that is created using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol so that the user gets a secure and encrypted connection over a less-secure network. SSL VPN is highly used in the corporate world to provide a secure and safe network to their employees.
● Client-to-Server VPN
In a Client-to-Server VPN connection, the clients from the internet can connect easily to the service to get access to the corporate network or LAN. It is somewhat like you are using your home computer with the company with an extension cable. The public majorly uses Client-to-Server VPN.
● Site-to-site VPN
The connection between two or more networks, for example, the branch office network and a corporate network, is generally known as Site-to-site VPN. At present, various organizations use Site-to-site VPN to get the grip of the internet so that they can get the connection of private traffic.
What are the benefits of using a VPN
Now when you know about VPNs and their types, let us explain the benefits you get if you use VPN.
● You can hide your IP address and also your browsing history
● You can avoid the geo-blocking and censorship
● You can also prevent the advertisement from targeting you
● You will get a more secure connection that has encrypted data
The bottom line
In the end, we would say that technology is upgrading day by day, and at present, the technology has become so advanced that it can harm you. We can see the rise of cybercrime around the world; therefore, we would recommend you to use a VPN whenever you are going online.