What is a VPN
In answer to the question, “What is a VPN?”, VPN stands for a ‘virtual private network’ which will allow you to use a public network, such as the Internet, but with the security of a private network.
A VPN uses a combination of encryption and full and split-tunneling to hide your data from public view, making it much more secure.
VPN Services provide a valuable way of keeping personal or confidential data secure from unauthorized access through security protocols that encrypt and encapsulate the data allowing your data to be sent securely over a private network, encoded and hidden.
A Virtual Private Network helps you
- Enjoy communications that are highly secure, with access rights personalized for the individual user
- Easily add new sites or users to your VPN
- Improve productivity by extending corporate networks, applications, and collaboration tools
- Reduce costs while increasing flexibility
Visual Edge IT leverages the advantages of encryption, Site-to-Site VPNs, and Remote Access VPNs to provide you the most data security with minimal capital expenditure. We offer reliable, scalable, and secure VPN solutions to help your business reduce your total cost of IT including:
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a virtual private network used for?
A virtual private network provides an extra layer of security for the people who are accessing the internet on your network. Essentially, it makes it hard for hackers to trace where you are located in both the physical and virtual world and makes it hard for them to find you at all.
How does a virtual private network work?
A VPN works by tunneling your secure connection through a third-party server located somewhere else in the world. This, combined with various encryption methods, ensures that you have the highest level of security in your connection.
How do I get a Virtual Private Network?
You can sign up for a virtual private network service with Visual Edge IT.
Are virtual private networks legal?
Yes, virtual private networks are legal in the United States. However, it is not legal to use a VPN to disguise any illegal activity that you may be accessing on your computer.
How much does a virtual private network cost?
Prices for a VPN will vary based on the amount of computers and connections that need to be protected using a VPN.
Where are VPNs banned?
There are quite a few countries where the use of a VPN is banned. Largely, this happens in countries where the government remains in control of the content that their citizens are allowed to view on the internet. Some of the countries where VPN is illegal are China, South Korea, and Russia.