You may have heard the tech acronym VPN or Virtual Private Network. But do you know what a VPN is, how it works, the benefits it offers, where to obtain one and how to set it up?IT Gurus of Atlanta has come up with certain details to help you better understand the concept of VPN. It offers as evidenced by its name: privacy protection
The purpose of a VPN is to enable multiple people and devices to connect across the Internet in a secure and encrypted environment. In effect, it keeps people using the network away from the bad stuff on the internet: avoiding malware, hackers and any firm that wants to track where you are or where you have been on the internet. A VPN is like a private channel to surf the web anonymously and more safely.
A VPN uses software that is installed locally on your computer. The software is used to encrypt your data and send it to a VPN provider’s securely over a regular internet connection. The VPN server decodes the encrypted data transmitted by your computer, then goes out with the decoded data on the internet to obtain the information you requested. Once it receives the data from the site, the VPN server encrypts it and sends you the information.
In the end, you see the data the same as if you were surfing on the web. The only real difference is that it does take a little longer, as you are running a network within a network. Also, if the server is very busy with too many users, the experience can be much slower. Many VPN providers will show you in advance how active a particular IP address connection is before you connect to help alleviate slower connections.
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