What is an obfuscated VPN server and why is the key to online freedom?

While taking a much closer look at how things are going in the VPN market, you might think they are moving into the mainstream. The situation turns at 180 degrees if you invest a little time into reading between the lines. Not only that, there are continuous updates, new market trends, or fresh protocols (like […]

What is IKEv2? Is IKEv2 a friend that you may trust?

IKEv2 is one of the most popular VPN protocols due to its stability, speed, and security. Expanding upon the strengths of its predecessor (IKEv1), IKEv2 is nowadays a strong and reliable choice when it comes to encrypting data. As you probably know already, it is fundamentally important to secure your data when connected to the […]

VPN hardware vs VPN software – The main differences explained

A mind at ease is already pleased. That is why I like to think that happiness doesn’t exist without peace of mind, just like hardware couldn’t work without its better half, the software. Since we’re talking about hardware and software, let’s discuss the VPN hardware vs. VPN software topic with a pinch of peace of […]

What is a VPN concentrator and who needs one?

The history of the VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology is closely related to Microsoft’s PPTP and goes back to 1996. Tunneling protocols already existed, as, without them, the data packet moving from a network to another wouldn’t be possible. Therefore, the PPTP didn’t reinvent the wheel, but it brought along a more secure and private […]

VPN vs. DNS vs. Smart DNS. What to use to access geo-blocked websites?

Geo-blocking is an internet censorship technique that restricts access to certain websites based on the user’s location. This practice is mainly applied by giant services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, or Pandora, as they provide loads of intellectual property online. Since the copyrighted material is usually available only to a particular location or region, […]

What is VPN Gate? Solid free VPN with important drawbacks.

VPN Gate is a free VPN solution used by millions of Internet enthusiasts. It was developed as an academic research project, and it has plenty of advantages. But is VPN Gate the perfect VPN solution? Let’s find out. We do not (usually) recommend free VPN services due to security and privacy concerns. We believe that […]

What is SoftEther VPN and how to connect to a SoftEther VPN server

SoftEther is a relatively new VPN project that helps people bypass Internet restrictions and surf the Internet more securely. This article explains what SoftEther VPN is and how to connect to a SoftEther server with various VPN protocols. We live in a strange World (probably an understatement after surviving 2020). More and more restrictions are […]

4 reasons why a lifetime VPN subscription is a BAT idea

I like to drag myself into thinking that shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. This theory may prove to be right, but only if you buy smart. There’s a new trend on the VPN market for providers to include in their subscription plans the option to get a lifetime VPN. Going for a long-term subscription […]

What is PPTP? Fast VPN protocol with security issues.

PPTP is one of the oldest VPN protocols and the foundation for many VPN connections. However, due to security concerns, PPTP is no longer recommended for encrypting VPN tunnels. This article explains what PPTP is, how this VPN protocol works, how to set it up on your devices, and how it compares with other VPN protocols. We […]