A Virtual Private Network or VPN is the most effective way to protect yourself from the internet when using mobile technology online. Without a VPN, your personal information is easily stolen, and anyone can know where you are and watch what you do. Now, finally, there is a VPN that makes protecting yourself easy, affordable, and highly effective. In this report, we will tell you why it's now time everyone should have one, which one we think is the best, and how to trial it for yourself, family, practice, or business.
Using a VPN is the #1 way to protect yourself online.
3 Reasons to Use a VPN Every Day
Every aspect of your life depends on information. When the iPhone was introduced in 2007 by Steve Jobs and he said "This changes everything," he could not have been more prescient. That moment signaled the start of the mobile age and since then online technology has proceeded to surround us in ways unimaginable not long ago. Our digital information and communications are now so entwined with our everyday lives that all aspects of our safety and security are hinged in some way to the internet. Using a VPN will protect you digitally, physically, personally, professionally, even financially, and significantly reduce all the risks associated with being online.
VPN technology has come of age. Once, private networks were only for big companies that could afford to place multiple servers in multiple locations with an IT staff to manage it all. No more. VPN's have made the benefits of a private network better, easier, cheaper, and faster than ever and now, at about 15 cents a day, it's just smart to have one on every mobile device you own, including your kids'. More on that in a bit.
Position yourself for the future. It's clear by now; if we expect to live engaged and productive lives we need to use the internet. Besides, having the world's knowledge and information at our fingertips is a wonderful thing, and we should be able to access it all without great risk and fear. In a world of ubiquitous information, it will take personal initiative to maintain control and self-autonomy and installing a VPN to your mobile devices is the best way to get started.
How does a VPN work?
For several decades, large organizations were the only ones that used private networks to protect their information and people. Now, software technology has replaced most of the related hardware and IT support expenses, so anyone can operate online privately and anonymously with a Virtual Private Network.
When you subscribe to a VPN service and install the software on your device, everything happens automatically. From the users standpoint, nothing changes. In the background, however, a VPN encrypts all of your online activities and then transmits them through a "tunnel" that is burrowed through the "public" internet. Your traffic is undetectable and unreadable.
With a VPN, no one can see where you are, what you are doing, who you are talking to, or what you are talking about. It will protect you from criminals, creeps, and the over-zealous marketers and data collectors that collect our personal information by monitoring everything we do online.
A VPN makes you and your traffic invisible online.
Which VPN is best?
VPN's have been around for a while, and we have always been advocates, but this is the first time Total Digital Security is recommending a specific brand and model to everyone, regardless of circumstances or ability with technology. To date, VPN's have been notoriously clunky to use, required the user to manage the settings, and created enough connection conflicts that too often the protection was switched off out of frustration. With time, the nature of technology is to become better, easier, faster, and cheaper, and this progress has finally caught up with VPN's. One VPN is now available that we feel sufficiently addresses all of these issues, so we are very pleased to bring finally this crucial element of internet protection to everyone.
F-Secure is a Helsinki-based internet security company that discovered the first ever virus on the internet over 26 years ago. Since this time, it has been the leader in mobile device security, especially for anti-virus protection. We have been recommending other F-Secure products for years and can claim many happy customers including individuals and families, as well as small businesses and professional practices.
F-Secure has been perfecting its "Freedome" brand of VPN for a few years, and we think they got it right. Now, we are recommending and selling the business version of Freedome to all of our customers and find it offers the best combination of effectiveness, global compatibility, simplicity, and price for the markets we serve. Additionally, we love that it gives the user feedback on what it is doing to protect them. Sometimes, cyber security is like insurance, you only appreciate it when something bad happens. With the real-time feedback the Freedome VPN gives its users, they know exactly what's happening and how they are being protected.
Get a VPN for the kids too.
Part of the corporate mission at Total Digital Security is to make the best, enterprise-quality cyber security technology available to anyone. For us, this includes individuals, families, offices, small businesses, and professional practices. Historically, these groups have been neglected when you consider how much online technology they use, and how little they protect themselves. The environment is getting more hostile by the day, and the consequences of a breach are reaching potentially disastrous levels. Fortunately, cyber security technology, and we mean the real stuff that even the most "mission critical" environments use, is getting easy and cheap enough that anyone can and should protect themselves with it, including and perhaps especially, our kids.
Kids do everything online and without protection, they are just as, if not more, vulnerable to the risks of the internet than adults are. Read anywhere about the hazards but here are some things every parent should know:
Teens are now the #1 target for identity thieves. Just behind seniors, teens are twice as likely as their parents to be victimized by identification theft over the internet, according to a landmark study by Carnegie Mellon University.
Cyber-bullying is a serious problem. If you are a parent or grandparent, you probably don't need us for cyber bullying headlines and statistics. It's a big deal and it's not going away soon.
Cyber self-defense. We teach our kids to stay away from dark alleys at night, and we need to teach them about this new but major component of risk in their lives today, and ever more so in the future.
Kids going abroad? Don't let them go unprotected. Airports, train stations, hostels, all of these environments have multiple levels of additional cyber risks for your child and a VPN mitigates all of them.