Today we are exploring how to achieve a high level of safety with VPN services when browsing online. A VPN service can be the best way to protect your online devices. They work on both smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. These virtual private networks create a digital barrier between your internet connection to the wide world and your own devices. This works since your devices connect to the internet through a VPN server acting as the bridge between the internet and your personal devices. The outside world will therefore only see the data from the VPN, and not your personal information.
Security & Privacy
What this means is that the VPN service not only hides important personal data from prying eyes, such as your IP address and country of origin, but that you can even customize this data if you need it. And some providers, like VPN Unlimited, even has a zero-log policy which means none of your browsing data will be stored or saved in any way. This can be especially valuable if you are concerned about privacy, since there are no data to suddenly get leaked during an online attack, and the service can not hand your data over to the authorities, since that data does not exist. And last but not least, most serious VPN services have security packages installed on their end. This means that any hackers or other unwelcome guests will have to combat multiple security measures, often giving up and finding an easier target.
For some countries, where the government tends to restrict access to certain sites, a VPN can also help in unblocking those websites. This can be handy if you are a tourist and need to access Wikipedia or YouTube, but the country you are visiting has disabled official access to those websites. With a VPN you can bypass all such restrictions. The reason this is the case is rather simple. With a VPN service active, you connect to the VPN servers, and in most cases you can choose which country the server should be located in. This means that in some cases you can even access region locked content on streaming services such as Netflix.
Since a VPN works as a middleman between your internet connection and your devices, it is important the internet speed on the VPN servers is adequate. The best VPN providers have hundreds of servers located all over the world, which means you can pick and choose the one closest to your current location for optimal speed. If you like to play games, stream high definition media, or otherwise heavily make use of your internet speed, ensure that the VPN provider has quality servers.
Other neat features
Some VPN providers also allow multiple devices and users on the service at the same time, so your entire family can browse safely, knowing that their data is safe and protected. Another plus point is that a VPN works with all operating systems and types of devices, so whether you are an Android, iOS or Windows user, you are 100% covered. It simply does not matter what device you are using on the internet.