VPN Services

Kore Solutions is a huge advocate of personal VPN usage. From the security and anonymity benefits, private PPTP VPNs are well worth the (very low) monthly fee. But we’re sure you have some questions, so let’s see if we can clear things up a bit. First off….

What is a VPN?

A VPN is a Virtual Private Network, specifically a secure network that uses primarily public telecommunication infrastructures, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or traveling users an access to a central organizational network. VPNs typically require remote users of the network to be authenticated, and often secure data with firewall and encryption technologies to prevent disclosure of private information to unauthorized parties. But, VPNs aren’t just for businesses and mobile workers, in fact, they are incredibly useful for allowing you to connect to the internet anonymously and much more securely.

Why would you want to use a Personal VPN service?

A personal VPN service can create a huge roadblock for hackers trying to access your computer. This roadblock is basically a wall of strong encryption that protects all the network traffic entering or leaving your computer. This thwarts a hacker’s ability to perform network eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle type attacks. Having a personal VPN service also has several other benefits associated with it:

1. Anonymous Browsing


One of the coolest features of a personal VPN service is anonymous browsing. Since you use intermediate VPN servers to connect to the internet, the websites you visit can’t see your true IP address. They can only see the address of the VPN proxy server that you are connected to. Most VPN services allow you to switch this IP address multiple times per month and many will switch it for you automatically every so often.

2. Access your home country’s network as if you were in the country

If you travel abroad a lot then you know that browsing sites that are located in your home country can be difficult because some countries filter traffic based on geographical location of the IP address that you are using. Some sites are blocked entirely. Music and video sites may be blocked due to country specific license agreements. VPN use of an IP from your home country may possibly allow you to access content as if you were in your home country. This may more may not be permitted depending on the content providers policies.

3. Encrypted connection prevents eavesdropping

Have you ever been at a coffee shop and saw a creepy looking guy with a laptop? He could be using special software to eavesdrop on anyone in the area who is using the wide-open in store Wi-Fi. Since most hotspots do not use wireless encryption it’s easy for him to jack your connection and see what you are up to. Most VPN services allow you to encrypt your traffic when traveling with your mobile devices so that everything you do is encrypted and private, even when you’re on an open public Wi-Fi hotspot.


 

Okay, so which VPN should you choose?

Well, first off, there are paid and free versions….and I know you’re thinking, “Cool, I’ll go grab a free one.”…but, hold on a minute. Most free VPN providers have limitations on their service that will cap you download speed (often as low as 25-50kbps), some will not allow you to access peer-to-peer network (torrents, frostwire, etc..), most have a daily or monthly usage limit (some as low as 1-2GB), and the connection stability is often very unreliable. Couple all of those with the fact that some free providers require you to change VPN IP addresses (and login credentials) daily, and you’ll see that free is not always the best value when it comes to VPNs.

A paid VPN service will cure these issues as well as ensure that you have absolutely no tracking or logging of your activity on their server and you’ll be backed with a full customer support team. Noe, back to the original question….”Who should I choose?” Well, the fact is that there are a lot of good providers out there, but one has stood the test of time, has never tracked it’s users, and has always provided unthrottled/unlimited service…..HideIP VPN. We have used them for quite some time now, and we have been extremely pleased with their service, security, reliability, and speed.

So, how does it work?

Once you sign up for HideIP VPN service, you will be given (via e-mail) a username/password and a list of IP addresses to connect to. Setting up a VPN is extremely easy, but feel free to call us if you need help. Then, as soon as you connect to the HideIP VPN server, your computer is assigned a new IP address and new DNS resolvers. Then all of your Internet traffic is encrypted and is tunneled to their VPN server. Once there, it is decrypted and allowed to travel to its intended destination. Your local ISP will only see a single encrypted data stream between you and our VPN server. Your ISP can no longer monitor, log or control your Internet usage and you can bypass your ISP restrictions.