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Five Reasons to Get VPN

5 Reasons Why You Need a VPN ASAP

You may have noticed we offer a VPN product, but may not be sure what it does. Or perhaps you’ve added VPN to your subscription and you don’t quite know what to do with it yet. Here at UsenetServer, not only do we aim to provide top-quality NNTP access, we aim to provide online security as well and that all starts with our VPN service! A VPN, or virtual private network, works by replacing your device’s IP address with a shared one, thus passing your online data through an encrypted tunnel to a third-party server.

To help our customers who want to know more about this software, we’re going to help break down some of the incredibly useful benefits of using this product. Take a look at the top five reasons why you should get started with our VPN as soon as possible.

1. Allows you to use public Wi-Fi freely and safely.

Think about how often you connect to a public Wi-Fi network: while grabbing your morning coffee at your favorite cafe, staying at a hotel, waiting for a flight at the airport, or even at your office. While these open networks are incredibly useful for almost everyone trying to connect to the Net on the go, they’re also a common method for hackers to do their dirty work. Anyone using the network without a VPN is a prime target for cybercriminals who can access and ultimately steal your private information. By using our VPN, all of your online activity will be protected and remain hidden from prying eyes. Access sensitive information such as bank statements, social media accounts, and more with complete peace of mind about your security.  

2. Stops snooping from your ISP and government eyes.

Cybercriminals aren’t the only ones who can snoop on your online traffic your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as many government agencies have the ability to view and collect your data when you surf the Web. While this type of data collection is done under the guise of a combative precaution against illegal activity and cybercrime, it’s commonly seen as an invasion of privacy.  If you, like many, many folks, don’t like the idea of big brother keeping an eye on you, a VPN encrypts your data so your ISP and other prying eyes are unable to view or collect it, rendering you practically anonymous while you browse privately.

3. Prevents unwanted advertising and manipulated content.

Without a VPN, third-party cookies have the ability to track the products and websites you search for in order to target you with advertisements. Before you know it, every website you visit displays the same pesky ad featuring that one pair of shoes you looked at once. Since a VPN encrypts your online traffic and gives you an IP address shared by others, those third-party cookies will be unable to track your activity and effectively advertise to you. You’ll be free to shop online and search for websites without being followed by targeted marketing.

4. Protects against malware and viruses.

Cybercrime comes in many forms, and one of the most common is found in malicious websites. These are sites that are typically designed to appear like a normal website for a bank, a brand, etc, yet are created to steal information from the user who visits the site or even give his or her computer a nasty virus. To avoid any threat of this, using a VPN is your best bet as it provides a firewall to protect you against this type of cybercrime. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that shady sites will be unable to steal your private information or attack your device.

5. Permits access to websites that are normally restricted or locally censored.

One of the most surprising and incredibly useful perks of using a VPN is that it gives you the ability to bypass restrictions and censorship for certain websites. What exactly does this mean? Depending on where you’re physically located, different websites are affected by respective government restrictions and censorship. Simply out, using a VPN allows you to bypass those restrictions since your true IP address is replaced with one from a server in a region where the sites you’re seeking aren’t restricted. This especially proves useful for those traveling outside their country but still want to visit the sites they normally visit while home.

 

There you have it what’s not to love about using a VPN? Once you download our VPN software on your device of choice, you’re ready to roll. Keep your online traffic secure and your search options unlimited when you get started with our VPN product today. 

Know of any other perks of using a VPN? Let us know in the comments below!

What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

Since we launched our VPN service, we’ve received a few inquiries from our users to the effect of, “what exactly is a VPN?” and “why do I need one?“ So in this post we provide clarification as to what a VPN is, and why everyone needs one.

What is a VPN?

VPNs provide many benefits, but one of the most common uses of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is as an encryption tool. You might have heard about using a VPN in the workplace; when an employee needs remote access to the company network because they’re traveling or working from home, they’ll typically log in to a VPN. You might have thought this was just a way to log in to the company’s network from outside the office, but the actual reason it’s used is to guarantee the connection is secure and the data that is passed back and forth over the Internet cannot be accessed by outsiders.

When connected to a VPN, all online traffic and data such as emails, instant messages, banking and credit card information is passed through an encrypted tunnel, preventing identity theft and cybercrime. When logged into a VPN on your mobile device or laptop, especially when using a public WiFi hotspot at your local coffee shop, you’re safe from hackers who would otherwise be able to easily access your private data and use it at your expense.

Why use a VPN?

A VPN does a lot more than keep you safe online.  One of the most desired benefits a VPN offers is the control it provides you over your IP address.  Your IP (Internet Protocol) address determines your geolocation, and depending on where you’re trying to use the Internet from, streaming services, websites, and social networks can be restricted or blocked altogether. When you are in control of your IP address, you’re also in control of your virtual location.

Some streaming services are censored in certain regions of the world, or the catalog they provide is based on geographic location. When you’re in control of your IP address, you can change your location, making this type of media more readily accessible, regardless of where you’re physically located. You also prevent your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from slowing your streaming traffic, a reported tactic that major providers use to divert users from accessing specific websites.

This works for Usenet access as well, by using UsenetServer VPN, you’ll have a secure tunnel to our servers, essentially bypassing any connection blocks or throttling.

How do I sign up?

UsenetServer VPN is available as a low cost add-on to your current UsenetServer account. Just log in and activate on the left hand side of the control panel. If you’re new to UsenetServer, for just a few extra dollars a month, you can:

  • Protect your online identity
  • Control your IP address
  • Bypass geolocation restrictions, and more!

UsenetServer VPN is as easy as pushing a button, try it today and see for yourself!

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We Come Bearing Gifts!

UsenetServer Free VPN for 1 Month Happy Holidays!

‘Tis the season for giving, and it’s in that spirit that we have decided to reward one FREE month of VPN access to all of our new and existing UsenetServer members.

To redeem, from December 17th – December 31st 2014, new members can sign up at UsenetServer.com and existing members can simply log into the control panel of their UsenetServer account and click on the gift icon. On behalf of the UsenetServer team, we appreciate your business and we wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

* To qualify for the full month of free VPN access, members must have an account that remains active for at least 30 days. Members with 3 day accounts will get 3 days of free VPN. *

 

 

Free Lifetime VPN! – Black Friday Special

The Holidays are upon us, it’s time for big savings and this Black Friday is no different. As a big thank you to the internet and to promote privacy and security in the midst of big brother nation states, UsenetServer has decided to offer free lifetime VPN access on all new Usenet accounts today through Cyber Monday December the 1st! The Lifetime VPN service will remain free for as long as the Usenet account is active and there are no gaps in payment or service. Click below and get free lifetime VPN + Usenet!

Free Lifetime VPN! Black Friday