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What is a VPN?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is many things to many different people. To many who use it daily, it is a secure and safe way to connect to the internet. To others it is a way to circumvent restrictions that prevent accessing websites that are blocked in their country of residence. Then lastly, there are users who use VPN to stay private and anonymous online.

From a technical perspective, VPN is a secure tunnel between a users device and a server. When connection to VPN is made, everything sent and received goes through that tunnel, keeping activity private and safe. This means that no one on a public Wi-Fi hotspot can snoop on what you do on your device, it means your internet service provider can't monitor what sorts of websites you look at online, it also means the government can't very easily see what you get up to online.

Connecting to VPN also obscures your IP address. Your IP is logged when you make certain actions on the web, and it reveals your exact location. When on VPN though, the only IP address visible to the outside world is that of the VPN server - not your home address. This is particularly desirable to users wanting anonymity, but also users who want to access websites blocked in their country of residence - as the VPN server IP can look like it comes from many countries around the world, specifically when using Safe VPN.

The Safe VPN service, to summarise, breaks down to a lightweight app that you can install on a variety of operating systems and devices, that is really simple to use and uninstrusive in your everyday computer, tablet and smartphone use. You can set-and-forget, safe in the knowledge that you are safe, secure, private, anonymous and have an unrestricted internet at your fingertips.