Benefits of Using a VPN

Jean Dennison
January 4, 2018
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Everyone knows what a VPN is but not all know its benefits. Most of us use it for getting access to websites or applications that are not available in our location but there is more to it. It is basically a technology that lets you create a secure network connection even when you are using a public network. Click here to get more info about VPNs.

These days, security issues such as Wi-Fi spoofing have become a lot common. How do you know that your online activity is safe? That’s not it, we are living in a world of telecommuting and there are virtual offices in just about all corners of the world. If you are running such a business, relying on an unsecured public network can be dangerous.  Who knows your employee is working from a coffee shop using a free network?

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It is better to suggest your team to use a VPN no matter where they are working from. It is like a firewall that protects your data when you are online. No wonder why many businesses have started realizing the importance of using a VPN despite the size of the business.

If you are not sure whether or not you should be using a VPN for your business, have a look at the benefits:

  • Reduced security breaches and cyber attacks

Since all your employees will be using a VPN, your company won’t become a target of security beaches or cyber attacks.

  • Your clients feel secure too

It is not just you as an individual business owner who will feel secured, even your clients will feel secure. If you have to collect customer data, they will know it won’t be hacked. This will also save you from spending extra money for keeping customer data secure.

  • You can change your IP address (Of Course)

If your employees travel a lot, they can change their real IP address to one country like USA or UK. There are some countries that restrict your access to certain sites. But if you just change the IP address, you won’t have trouble accessing anything.  So, no matter where they are located, the VPN will allow them to access everything they need on the web.

  • It is affordable

If you are worried a VPN will cost you a lot of money then take a sigh of relief because it is affordable. The price starts at $10 a month. If you want to add an extra layer of security, you can choose from other features too but of course, this will increase the price.

Is using a VPN Legal?

Like most people, your concern would be is it legal to use a VPN. You will be glad to hear that it is totally legal. Even big companies like Cisco use it because they have to protect the company’s sensitive data and trade secrets.  

Keep in mind that the use of a VPN is legal but if you are using it to perform such activities that are illegal themselves, then it is obvious you will get in trouble. However, it is recommended to check the law of your state before using it in your country. Overall, a VPN is 100% safe to use.

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