What’s a VPN

You may have heard about VPNs and wondered what it was and do you need one.  There’s a lot to VPNs, but here are the basics:

VPN = Virtual Private Network

A VPN creates a “tunnel” between your computer/mobile and the other location you want to communicate with, such as your bank.  It protect your data from hackers.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, this image explains what a VPN does.

Do you need a VPN?

If you want to protect the information you are sending through the internet (passwords, bank info, etc.) then you need one.

How do you get a VPN?

You might already have one installed on your computer/mobile.  If you have a virus protection program, such as Norton 360, there is a good possibility that it has a VPN feature.  You just need to turn it on.

If you don’t already have a VPN provider then consider one of the highly rated VPNs currently available.  If you need help, let me know.