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How Does A Virtual Private Network (VPN) Provide Additional Security When Compared To Other Types Of Networks?


Virtual private network security (VPN) is by far the most reliable type of network security. It can encrypt your internet connection and secure your information from prying eyes.

What Is A VPN?

A VPN enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across a VPN may, therefore, benefit from the functionality, security, and management of a private network. Here are the main reasons why a VPN offers additional security when compared to other types of networks:

VPN Privacy

When you are connected to the internet through a VPN, websites cannot see your real IP address. All that can be seen is the IP address of the VPN server, and because there are many people using this server, you are effectively anonymous.


Encrypted Connections

Any connections you want to make from your computer are first encrypted and then sent to your VPN server before the connection is made to whatever website you are visiting. Search engines and other websites won’t be able to track your behavior and if you are on a school or work network, they can’t spy on you and see what you are doing. Make sure that the VPN service provider you choose does not keep logs. If logs are kept, then it is still possible for the government to force the VPN provider to hand over your data.

Safer To Connect To Open Wi-Fi Public Hotspots

Open Wi-Fi public hotspots, meaning ones that do not have a password to connect, do not encrypt the data being sent between your device and that hotspot. Unless the websites you are visiting have “https” in front of the website URL, you are literally broadcasting everything you are doing for anyone to listen in on.

Network security is important for both businesses and individuals. To find out more about virtual private network security, contact Active Computer Technologies today.

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Over 25 years ago, Active Computer Technologies was created to help small businesses compete with larger corporations. Today we provide managed services Dallas businesses rely on to be successful.


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Phone: 469-853-4962