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, 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.
You can change your location and grant yourself access to an uncensored internet, regardless of where you’re physically located. You also prevent your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from slowing your 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 censorship and more!
UsenetServer VPN is as easy as pushing a button, try it today and see for yourself!