What is vpn?
A private virtual network(VPN) is a secure, encrypted system of interconnected networks or between an single user and a network. VPNs let you hide when you’re surfing the internet.
Types of VPN
A router-to-router VPN is also known as a site-to-site VPN. This form of VPN is most widely used in corporate settings, particularly where a company’s headquarters are spread across several locations. The site-to-site VPN provides a secure internal network that allows several locations to communicate with one another. This is referred to as an intranet.
Remote Access VPN enables users to link to another network, be it the Internet or the internal infrastructure of their business, via a private encryption channel.
What are the pros and cons of using a VPN?
Pros or Advantages
- • Stream from every place
- • Unblock websites
- • Avoid censorship
- • Avoid price discrimination
- • Avoid being monitored
Cons or Disadvantages
- • A possible slowdown of internet speed
- • Issues with Quality of Service
- • VPN-related restrictions
- • There is no cookie defense.
- • There isn’t complete anonymity.
Despite the pitfalls mentioned above, VPNs are well worth the investment if you value your online privacy.
What exactly does a VPN do?
Your IP address, a special number exclusive to your home network, is available to the web if you don’t have a VPN. By serving as an agent and rerouting your traffic, a VPN hides your IP address. When you bind, it also adds encryption, or a tunnel around your name. The VPN server and security tunnel work together to keep your ISP, states, hackers, and others from spying on you as you browse the internet.
Why use a VPN?
Net neutrality, the principle that ISPs can handle all internet data equally, was overturned in the United States in 2017, though the issue is still being litigated. Total abolition of net neutrality will free ISPs to gather and sell your personal data, including your internet history, geographic location, health information, and your social security number. It will also allow ISPs to slow down your link if you do a lot of uploading which streaming, which would otherwise act against those internet users. A VPN prevents your ISP from seeing your internet history and other sensitive info.