What Is A VPN?

Written by Indicative Team


VPN Defined

A Virtual Private Network or VPN, is a connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks. VPNs add privacy and security to networks by masking a users internet protocol (IP) address so their online actions are virtually untraceable.

VPNs work by creating a data tunnel between a user’s local network and an exit node in another location,  giving the illusion that a user is in another location then where they actually are.

VPNs use encryption to scramble data when it’s sent over a Wi-Fi network. By encrypting the data, it makes it unreadable.

VPN hides a users:

  • Your browsing history
  • Your IP address and location
  • Your location for streaming
  • Your devices
  • Your web activity — to maintain internet freedom

In Data Defined, we help make the complex world of data more accessible by explaining some of the most complex aspects of the field.

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