The Purpose Of Getting A Vpn Explained, In Simple Terms
In simple terms, a Virtual Private Network(VPN) is your personal firewall to the internet. Unlike the classic firewall, which protects your local operating system from viruses and other threats, a VPN protects the information you send to other websites by encrypting the data. Imagine a tunnel where at one end there's you making requests to a website/server and at the other end there's the response from the server. The VPN's job is to encrypt that data as it's passing through that tunnel. As the data is traveling through the tunnel, because it's encrypted, it cannot be accessed by anyone who doesn't have the encryption key to unlock it. At the end of the tunnel, there is you with the encryption key and your data secure. No more data leaks to unwanted solicitors !
“To ensure security, the private network connection is established using an encrypted layered tunneling protocol and VPN users use authentication methods, including passwords or certificates, to gain access to the VPN. In other applications, Internet users may secure their transactions with a VPN, to circumvent geo-restrictions and censorship, or to connect to proxy servers to protect personal identity and location to stay anonymous on the Internet.” ~ Wikipedia (donate pls)
Sounds Good But...How Exactly Is My Data Protected ?
A VPN service such as PrimeTunnel encapsulates and encrypts your data inside an IP packet data field. This data packet is managed by TCP which is later called by HTTP. These are all
protocols through which computers communicate over the internet. When sending the data from your device to our vpn network, your data remains private due to its encryption.
Keep in mind though that not all VPN services out there use encryption to secure the data traveling from your devices to the internet, and that is why you need to be especially careful
when choosing your vpn provider.
Primetunnel VPN provides 256-bit encryption of your data as it travels through the tunnel, which is basically one of the most modern and secure methods of encryption out there. Why is that you ask ? Well, because if anyone would want to try and decrypt your data it would require them 2256 of different combinations to generate the key, which is something that not even the fastest computer can do. Usually 256-bit encryption is used for government-owned data, financial or military data but we believe that if you want top-security, you should do it like the pros.