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#1 HideMyAss $4.99 PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and/or OPENVPN 49 countries 13%-24% Visit HideMyAss
#2 VyprVPN $9.99 PPTP 16 countries $5 Off Visit VyprVPN
#3 PureVPN $7.96 PPTP and/or L2TP/IPSec 17 countries 20%-37% Visit PureVPN
#4 StrongVPN $7 PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and/or OPENVPN 16 countries Free trial (7 Days) Visit StrongVPN
#5 OverPlay $4.95 PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and/or OPENVPN 62 countries - Visit OverPlay
#6 ibVPN $4.95 PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and/or OPENVPN 12 countries Free trial (10 Days) Visit ibVPN
#7 SwitchVPN $5.95 PPTP / L2TP 5 countries 25% Visit SwitchVPN
#8 HideIpVPN $5.99 PPTP, OpenVPN,L2TP / IPsec and Proxy 4 countries Free trial (3 Hours) Visit HideIPVPN

 

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A virtual private network is an interface between a computer or some other device that has connectivity ability and network that is sometimes remote and geographically separate. A virtual private network adds a layer of security for the protection of the Internet surfer. The VPN prevents a computers IP address from being tracked or monitored and allows computers to be stealth in nature.

There are two types of VPN’s and include site to site and remote access. The site to site allows the connection of multiple users such as a satellite office having the ability to connect to the main office. Remote access allows an employee in the field to have the ability to connect to the company network.

VPN technologies include a variety of security mechanisms to protect the connection and keep it private. This type of technology is important and useful when connecting to a public and unsecured network such as a Wi-Fi hot spot. This type of technology is also useful for employers who allow employees to telecommute or travel away from the office. There is a need to always stay connected a virtual private network provides the necessary security.

A VPN is a program separate from the Internet Service Provider (ISP). The initial connection is made through the ISP and then “tunneled” to the VPN server. There are a variety of companies that provide virtual private networks, usually for a small monthly fee. These companies typically have servers located throughout the world, allowing their use by anyone no matter where they are in the world.

The VPN works by masking the IP address of the computer and assigning a temporary IP address in its place when that computer is logged onto the Internet. This prevents others from tracking and monitoring an IP address and blocking web sites because of government or other entity sanctions