What is a VPN and How Does It Work On Your iPhone?

Summary: This 3-minute article explains the value of using a VPN whenever any of your devices are connected to the internet. Learn how to reduce the risk of a cyberattack on your iPhone and other connected devices. SMBs and home users must be more proactive in device security. Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) or visit www.DIGIGUARDsecurity.com to schedule a cyber risk analysis and discuss the best cyber threat cyber protection possible for your home or SMB before a cyberattack.

What Is VPN Protection?

A remote-access VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is your network within the network.

With a VPN, your Internet data traffic is encrypted and sent to a VPN server (which might be located in another country. The VPN server instantly hides your IP address, identity, and location while further encrypting your data, thus, creating a secure and practically invisible private network.

Whether you’re working from a corporate office, home office, on a laptop at the airport, or on an iPhone in the middle of nowhere, wherever you can receive a WiFi signal, your VPN will provide anonymity and security. Your VPN is your own private and secure "Internet tunnel" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunneling_protocol), which allows you to access and use everything you usually do but is completely anonymous. When using a VPN, all your online activities are only traceable to the VPN server's IP address and location. In essence, you have just cloaked your online world and achieved a very high level of privacy.

Benefits of Using a VPN

Beyond the privacy and security benefits afforded by a VPN, other features include:

The expanded remote access workforce has compelled businesses to address cyber vulnerabilities in the growing cyberattack target landscape. Unfortunately, hackers continue to devise new ways to gain access to networks. As a result, Virtual Private Networks or VPNs are used more than ever to protect sensitive or personal data from breaches by cybercriminals. When using a VPN:

More good news is that VPN servers do not store your private or identifying data. So, the net result of using a VPN is the addition of a powerful layer of cyber security to reduce the risk of being hacked.

Most small to mid-sized businesses are very budget conscious. However, remote-access VPNs are very cost-effective solutions that deliver a higher level of cyber security without sacrificing performance. Many VPN solutions for SMBs are reasonably priced. By employing IT professionals to evaluate your business and assess its cyber threat vulnerabilities, you will be able to find the best VPN package for your company's size and business functions.

Get a DIGIGUARD Cyber Risk Analysis

As your business grows, expands its network and adds more devices such as smart controls, wireless access and remote access, your network vulnerability grows, too. DIGIGUARD specializes in proactive cyber security and network security and has a wide array of solutions for small and midsized businesses to defend against cyberattacks and other network data breaches. They are cyber security experts who will provide VPN installation and ensure your confidential business and financial data has the best protection possible, wherever you are and whatever connected device you are using. DIGIGUARD’s services in cyber security are up-to-the-minute and cost-effective. They will enable SMB owners and home users to concentrate on their work without fear of a data breach crippling their operations.

Privacy and Security Experts

DIGIGUARD can provide robust solutions that offer early detection of potential cyber threats before they happen. Furthermore, DIGIGUARD can assess your cyber vulnerabilities and work with you to ensure you have the best network and data protection solutions for your business and help you be prepared in the event of a cyberattack.

Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) or visit www.DIGIGUARDsecurity.com to learn about VPN installation and other cyber defense protocols to protect your home or SMB’s business data and stay current as our highly connected world continues to evolve.