VPNs can protect you from potentially serious security issues when using the Internet.


Running VPN software on your computer provides its own tunnel, effectively creating a network that no other devices inside your home can access. This article recommends that you use a VPN at home if you;

Don't trust your housemates.

Worry about your broadband supplier's security.

Deal with restricted data.

VPNs encrypt data flow from your computer to the VPN's servers, but the VPN does not protect your traffic after that point. HTTP encryption will generally pick up the shortfall. Most modern SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) providers require encrypted HTTP packets, so you're generally (but not always) safe.

Corporate VPNs protect an employee's computer.

If you're an employer, consider providing a VPN if you do not have the following:

An IT management team 

Dedicated software WAN.

Further, you might consider extending your internal LAN to employee homes worth looking into SD-WAN technology.


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