Privacy and security should be fundamental human rights, yet many governments violate them. Personally identifiable information (i.e., information that reveals your identity) should be protected, but instead, it’s used for advertising or tracking purposes.
So, how does a VPN keep you secure and private? When you connect to the internet with a VPN on, you don’t connect to the internet directly. Your first point of contact is a VPN server, and your data is transferred via a secure tunnel. It shields your private information from being easily accessible to hackers, your Internet Service Provider, or the government.
A VPN encrypts all your data, which is a necessary layer of protection. We use AES-256-GCM, the fastest and most modern encryption method currently available. Another essential part of a VPN is the protocols it uses. Two of the main ones we use are open-source protocols called OpenVPN and IKEv2, and while they are both fast and secure, each works better in specific scenarios. For example, IKEv2 is more rapid than OpenVPN if the server you’re connecting to is nearby.