What is VPN and its different benefits?

A virtual private network (VPN) gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. VPNs mask your internet protocol (IP) address so your online actions are virtually untraceable. Most important, VPN services establish secure and encrypted connections to provide greater privacy than even a secured Wi-Fi hotspot.
Following are some advantages of using VPN
1. Hides your private information
Websites and apps can constantly track your online activity, analyzing the data they collect. A VPN can prevent web browsers and others from accessing your connection, helping to keep information you send and receive anonymous and secure. Some VPNs also offer military-grade 256-bit encryption of your data.

  1. Escape data-throttling
    Data throttling occurs when you’ve used a certain amount of your data and, as a result, your internet service provider slows down your service. With a VPN, not only will your data be free from the prying eyes of ISPs and others, but you also won’t be subject to a data cap. ISPs can place caps on data to maximize internet speed for some of their customers.

  2. Avoid bandwidth-throttling
    If you’ve experienced slower internet speed on certain websites and at different times, you may have experienced bandwidth throttling. ISPs — or anyone with administrative controls over your network — might be responsible for the slowdown. A VPN can help. It can thwart the sluggishness by encrypting your device’s internet traffic. This prevents anyone on the same network from seeing the content of your web traffic and disguises its destination.

  3. Access region-blocked services like Netflix*
    Some VPNs may be able to access geo-blocked content such as Netflix and other providers*. How? A VPN can change your IP address to make a content provider think you’re browsing in another location or region that allows access. Note: Always check the Terms of Service agreements to find out what’s permitted by your streaming service and follow those guidelines. Also, be mindful that some countries may have penalties for using VPN to circumvent its rules.

I hope this information will be helpful!
Mark Wilson

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