Cybercrime is not something that happens to other people. The one thing experts agree on is that it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when” you get hacked. It’s time to be proactive, and secure your data with a virtual private network (VPN.) But, with the rise in cybercrime, there’s also a wave of new VPN services available. Here’s how to match your needs with the right VPN.
What are your needs?
All VPNs have different priorities, and so do consumers. Some want to hide their identity, others want heavier encryptions and security, and others only want to access US streaming services while traveling. Be honest about your needs, and then find a VPN that covers those needs.
If you travel a lot and rely on public wifi to keep you connected, you need to look for a VPN with high levels of encryption and security. You also want to look for a VPN that has a lot of servers around the world.
If you value your privacy and anonymity online, look for a VPN that prioritizes secure encryptions and does not save logs of your activity.
If you’re looking to unblock US streaming services, be sure to find a VPN that can unlock geographically sensitive services. Many VPN services may hide your geographical location, but that doesn’t mean that they can bypass the geo-blocks on Netflix.
If you are looking to protect all of your devices when logged on to your home wifi, find a router-based VPN that allows for multiple connections at a time.
You should also make sure that the VPN you choose is compatible with the devices and the operating systems that you use. The majority of VPNs on the market will support Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux, but always double check before you buy.
Not only should your VPN be compatible with the devices you use, but it should be compatible with your computer and tech-savviness. Make sure that you choose a VPN that is easy to operate, install, and manage. Some are more user-friendly than others, and some have better customer service than others. If you’re a little intimidated by new technology, choose a VPN service that offers great customer support.
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