The different VPN servicesPosted by: admin | Posted on: September 7, 2016
Today we talk about the different VPN services and how you can choose the best one for your needs
You want to install a VPN to hide your IP address or work around a geographic filtering? We had to sift through existing VPN offerings, and their performance in a real situation, to allow you to choose better.
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a system that allows you to create a direct link between two remote computers, as if they were on the same local network. Often encrypted, it allows also generally to be a gateway to use the internet to the remote computer, which allows to benefit from another IP address and hide its geographical origin. First used in business to access the intranet of the company remotely in a secure way, VPNS also have more usefulness among individuals.
WHY A VPN ? – The importance of remaining anonymous online
There are two main interests in the use of a VPN by individuals: work around a geographic filtering using an IP to another country via a VPN, and better protect his anonymity on networks by hiding its real IP address.
Indeed the VPN complicates the identification and location of the user insofar as its IP address is hidden behind the VPN server. But go on the Web, sometimes it’s take the risk of exposing its information to other users on the local network, even to Governments that can monitor connections. So it is best to use a VPN encrypted on a public network, a station or a hotel and prevents anyone on the network to monitor its traffic. By hiding the IP address of the user, it also allows to dodge the tracking done by online advertising and social networking.
The VPN does not in itself absolute protection, – indeed, the absolute protection does not exist – but it is a technique easy to implement and which enhances the confidentiality of exchanged data on the web, particularly on public networks.
Use a VPN is often legal, even if circumvention of a geo-blocking required by rights holders could be parsed as a circumvention of technical protection rights, banned in France by the DADVSI law. There is however no case law that makes clear to our knowledge. It is also possible to use a VPN to bypass Hadopi download on BitTorrent without using its IP address, but this isn’t something to advise.
The choice of your VPN will be for many the use you want to make. If you want to access the American catalog of Netflix get a powerful VPN, at the risk that it protects less data. On the other hand, if you travel to a country in which the web is censored and where certain uses are prohibited, Vpntrends.com will help you choose between the many different services you will direct you to a VPN that does not record your traffic and who will not give your information to Governments… even if it means slower surfing.