What is a VPN (Virtual Private Network)? Do I need a VPN if I am working from home?
Do I need one when using a public internet connection? Can I install a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on any device? At Liberty Shield we have gathered together all the answers for those questions and more. With most people working from home during the pandemic, internet security is essential – especially when using both personal and work devices.
Whether you are on the internet looking at pictures of cats or accessing work documents – you want to ensure you are doing it securely. This is where a VPN steps in. VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network” and it is software that changes the “address location” of your device, redirecting it through an encrypted server in various, secure geographical locations. Changing the “address location” makes it harder for those with potentially malicious intent to find your device and access information stored on it.
In this day and age it’s important to protect your devices just as you would your physical bank card in your purse or wallet. As secure as you think your phone is with built-in facial and thumb recognition, it can still be vulnerable to hacking methods such as Keystroke Logging. However, what is great about this day and age is that you can also install VPN software onto almost any device.
Before we install any software onto your devices, we first need to weigh up how secure and fast the VPN is, also if there are any usage limits that will cause the VPN to stop working after reaching a maximum time limit. If you were to run an internet search for “VPN software”, an overwhelming number of search results will populate. So let’s keep things simple.
Why choose Liberty Shield for your Virtual Private Network?
At Liberty Shield, we offer our own VPN service which is ready to download onto all of your devices. We have a comprehensive guide to help you with the install but even those with very limited technical knowledge can be up and running on our VPN service within minutes. Our VPN software is readily available for Windows, MAC, iPhone and Android phones, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV – all you need is an account, a subscription plan and a spare five minutes to download the software onto your devices.
I’m sure as you’ve been reading this you’ve also been wondering – “Is a VPN required?”. The answer is a VPN is often not essential, but peace of mind is priceless. When you are visiting a website you don’t know how much data that site is collecting from you. This process is called ‘Data Harvesting’ and although it’s mainly done by companies to personalise ads towards you, there’s a lot of scepticism over the data that large corporations hold of their customers. The main mission of any VPN software is to provide you with greater online anonymity and security. And when it’s put like that, it’s kind of a no-brainer to have a VPN.
How do I get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) ?
Liberty Shield allows you to reap all of the benefits of having a VPN while also offering a 48 hour free trial alongside the service, so you can try out all of the features for yourself before committing to a subscription. Furthermore, we offer support 365 days a year so that you can make the most of your subscription.