Free virtual private networks (VPNs) have become few and far between. But what is still available out there? Read on to see the options we’ve tried and what they offer, as well as the options we haven’t tried and why!
Updated May 11, 2019
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a privacy and security tool that encrypts all data transmitted between a device and a VPN server.
The simplest way of understanding encryption is by thinking of a lock. With the right key, it’ll open. The lock, or encryption, is used to protect the data of your online activity, whether it’s making purchases or using personal log-ins.
Although using a VPN through apps is the easy alternative to get VPN coverage on your devices, some people prefer using VPN routers to protect every internet connected device in their home.
It will take some time, but with the proper knowledge, you will minimize the effort of setting up router-based VPN, and at the same time maximize the benefits of using one on your router.
The use of VPNs has been on the rise for the past 10 years. In 2016, it was estimated that the VPN market generated $15 billion in revenue. This year the expected revenue is $23.6 billion and by 2022, it is expected to reach $35 billion.
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