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What is a VPN? What does it work for?

Many of you have probably heard the term VPN before, but have you really stopped to think about what these acronyms stand for? In this post we explain what it is and what it is for.

The meaning of VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a smart way to connect to the internet and one of the things that stands out is that it takes care of hiding your identity. We will be able to use this technology through both a telephone and a computer. 

This is a very powerful tool when we want to connect to a public wifi network over which we have no control. Whether it’s an airport, a coffee shop or a shopping centre. Many people set up wifi networks in order to connect to your mobile device and gain access to your personal and private information. 

From Axarfusion we recommend that whenever you are going to perform one of these actions mentioned above, try to do it through a VPN, this way we will prevent hackers from entering our device. 

VPNs also allow us to connect to servers in different countries. This translates into being able to access web services as if we were browsing from a country other than our own. This is very useful if you want to watch your country’s Netflix while abroad or enjoy an offer not available for your continent. 

There are many applications that allow us to securely connect to a good VPN and avoid malware or infections to our devices. 

NordVPN

This app is one of the most famous and recommended on the market, as it has a very intuitive design and a lot of security. One of the most important features of this application is its split tunnel function. This allows you to ask the application if you want to use a VPN for certain applications and not apply it to others.

Surfshark

This application is notable for having an ad blocker and malware detector, blocking the tracking of many applications. Allows you to connect an unlimited number of devices to be able to defend your phone, tablet, computer, etc. Its camouflage mode allows you to hide the use of the VPN from your phone company.

Express VPN

It is one of the simplest applications to use. You only have a single button to turn the VPN on and off, plus a selection of the server location you wish to connect to. It is a subscription service with which you can protect all your devices. It is one of the fastest VPNs on the market and is available for both Android and iOS. Undoubtedly one of the most powerful VPNs on the market.

Now that you know what a VPN is, are you going to start protecting your devices?

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