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Importance & Use Cases of a VPN

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for virtual private network, a secure tunnel between two or more devices.

Connecting to a VPN gives you an encrypted connection to the internet. This allows you to stay private, stay secure, and access the online content you want—no matter where you are.

 

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What are every day use cases?

  • Bypass restrictions from ISPs and governments
  • Block advertisement, trackers & malware
  • Watch streaming media that impose geographic restrictions
  • Protect yourself from snooping at untrustworthy Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Gain anonymity online by hiding your true location and encrypting your traffic
  • Protect yourself from being logged while torrenting
  • Secure your cryptocurrency assets

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ExpressVPN stands out from its competitors

Cross-Platform & Up-to-date Applications

It takes a team of software engineers and plenty of money to make this happen, which is why a lot of VPNs stick with the motto of If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

The best rule of thumb, and one we’ve noticed ExpressVPN does well, is that with every major operating system (OS) update that comes out (i.e. a new Windows OS, an updated Mac OS or a major mobile update), a new version of the VPN software and apps is released.

Further, ExpressVPN has an application for all platforms. Additionally, their application setup is well documented.

No Log Policy

More often than not, any details about a VPNs logging policy will be found on their Privacy Policy page. Some are vague and masked in legal jargon; others can be very clear.

Let’s take ExpressVPN’s Privacy Policy page as an example. In the section titled “VPN Connection Summary Statistics,” it clearly states what data they do collect and how they store it.

Don’t be fooled by marketing hype. Read the Privacy Policy.

Plentiful Server Locations

The important thing to keep in mind is that every good provider has good coverage in a variety of countries, giving you more options overall. The more servers that are available at each site, the better.

Don’t be wowed by big server numbers. When it comes to VPN server options, check the list or map to make sure that they offer plenty of servers near you. For example, you can look at this server map from ExpressVPN.

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