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Have you ever been blocked when accessing Israeli websites abroad? If so, you don’t need to repeat the experience. You can use a special tool to penetrate the block. The tool in question is VPN! For those of you who don’t understand VPN and all its advantages and disadvantages, reading this article will be very helpful.
VPN networks are increasingly being heard about VPN, users who rely on services that encrypt and make anonymous connections to maintain their privacy on the internet. Let’s look in more detail at what VPN is and what its advantages and disadvantages are. VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network”. But what is Virtual Private Network? In detail, VPN is a private network built between two parties through a public network that is encrypted by network protocols.
So using a VPN, we will connect to a secure server that is owned by service users. When browsing, network traffic will be encrypted from our PC to the VPN server, which will return the information searched on the network.
With this method, we will not only be able to surf in a safe and private way, not show our IP address, but we can also change our geographical location to access blocked websites in our country.
Benefits of using VPN services:
Security and anonymity
As mentioned above, through VPN services we can encrypt our navigation data, access networks with full security and complete anonymity. This aspect is certainly very important for companies with several employees, who are connected to a central database from various hotspots that might be unsafe.
Avoid censorship and geographical blocks
VPN is the best solution to avoid geographical constraints. Even some sites are not visible or censored here in Italy, by using VPN services we can walk around the block.
Disadvantages of using VPN services
One of the most negative aspects of surfing the internet through a VPN is limited bandwidth available and slow connections to web pages. In fact, the operation of encoding and decoding encrypted data takes time. Of course, relying on a better performing VPN server will reduce latency, but we have to pay more for this service.
Although security is one of the advantages of VPN services, this aspect can also turn into a loss. In fact, it is connected to a VPN; actually, you send your data to the server. Therefore it is recommended to choose a service that is serious and reliable (usually at an additional cost).
How to choose a VPN service
If a server is present in our area, we will definitely have a lower latency than a VPN server located overseas. As for security, the best services are those that use SSL / TLS, PPTP, IPSec protocol.
If you need a VPN for streaming Video / Games, look for a VPN that has good speed, stable internet connection and large bandwidth.
If you prioritize privacy, look for VPNs that have a complete and secure encryption configuration, not easily infiltrated by malware/viruses; usually paid VPN servers have proven to be reliable for this.
If you use more than one device, look for a VPN that supports multiple platforms: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, IOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry OS and so on. Don’t forget to look for unlimited connections (if possible).
Hopefully, this article can be useful to you.
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