What is a VPN?

posted on Oct 16, 2017

VPN is used to create a secure, encrypted connection. Which can be thought of as a tunnel between your computer and a server operated by the VPN service. In a professional setting, this tunnel makes you part of the company's network, as if you were physically sitting in the office.

While you're connected to a VPN, all your network traffic passes through this protected tunnel, and no one not even your ISP can see your traffic until it exits the tunnel from the VPN server and enters the public internet. If you make sure to only connect to websites secured with HTTPS, your data will continue to be encrypted even after it leaves the VPN.