Internet users can be categorized according to modern generations, that is baby boomers, gen x, gen y, gen z, and millennial. About 13% of baby boomers, believe it or not, know and use Virtual Private Network (VPN). Among the Gen X generation, about 27% are VPN savvy while among the Millennials, 32% have begun to use VPN.
VPN is a proxy solution that can be used to mask your online presence. By using it, you become anonymous and enjoy more security especially in public Wi-Fi areas. Even though VPNs use the public Internet, all traffic is encrypted which turns public Internet access into a virtual private space. Using VPN gives those who access the Internet remotely to enjoy a worry-free online experience while companies with offices scattered across the globe can use VPNs to send information through one secure and reliable network.
With cloud VPN, you have the advantage of “owning” your data rather than sending it through a network that is unable to guarantee the privacy of your data. For example, if you use Facebook to connect to your clients and receive orders, you are allowing Facebook access into critical information about your business – which they have no business knowing about. Facebook is known to push the boundaries of privacy which is why VPNs are becoming more popular and why Facebook is now facing tough competition from other social apps that promise privacy.
Thus, cloud VPNs can be depended on for:
- Reliable tunneling protocols and encryption. Tunneling offers a sender authentication feature so no one can access a VPN without authorization.
- IP security (IPsec)
- Secure Shell (SSH) for secure data transmittal and communications between 2 networked computers
- Transport Layer Security for added communications security.
In summary, everything you do online becomes private, secure, and encrypted. You control the Internet in a way that matters to you and the people you connect with online.