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Main advantages and disadvantages of VPN protocols

Advantages and disadvantages of VPN protocols

Getting started with a VPN service leaves you with some questions, mainly what VPN protocol to use. Well sadly there is no universal standard for everyone as needs differ from person to person. One individual may value privacy over speed and another may want speed to take priority. It can be a little confusing at first when taking into account all of the acronyms at use but with some simple research it should all begin to make sense. Luckily there should be a protocol out there that offers exactly what you need with little compromise. Let’s see what are the main advantages and disadvantages of VPN protocols.
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Smart DNS vs Proxy

Because a large number of users are unable to gain access to popular sites widely available in other parts of the world, they have to ditch certain sites that are regionally blocked in different countries. So, you know (if you stay outside of UK or US) that tons of video content is not easy to access while being out of the region the blocked websites are originating from. Some users choose proxy servers, because there are so many on the Web and a big part of them are even free of charge. On the other hand, public use Smart DNS service, known as being more reliable one. Let’s find out why is Smart DNS more reliable and what makes it better than proxy!
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Smart DNS vs VPN services. Advantages and disadvantages.

Smart DNS vs VPN

Let’s admit that we feel extremely tempted and a bit confused when it comes to choose between two products that at first glance appear to us equally useful. This can happen to us when comparing two services which are extremely good: Smart DNS vs VPN.
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Smart DNS – a great service to unblock websites

Mary was off to a great year. She was off to a year’s internship in Paris, France. It was fabulous, she was finally going to live her dream in that exotic destination; the one she had dreamed of all her life. She had it all, an exotic destination, a great job, and a fabulous learning opportunity. Mary planned her trip down to the very last detail. She had everything ready; her laptop, books, enough cash, emergency numbers and everything… then she got to Paris, and found out that she hadn’t planned on one major factor, her T.V.
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How much does VPN slow down Internet connection?

vpn slow down internet

A VPN allows you to hide your IP information and to encrypt your connection so hackers, phishing scammers and fraudsters can’t access your private information when you are surfing on the Internet in a public hotspot. Another reason why you would use a VPN is to access sites that are forbidden in certain countries. These could be movie websites, political news sites and even financial news websites. Despite these advantages, many potential VPN users are concerned with how VPN affects Internet speed. So does a VPN slow down internet?
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Top 10 Reasons to Use a VPN Service

VPN Services

The perception many have of VPNs (virtual private networks) is for business use, allowing people to access their office work from home in a secure environment, but VPNs can offer much more than this, especially for the personal user. We believe that Personal VPNs can offer something for everyone no matter what you use the Internet for.
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PPTP vs L2TP vs OpenVPN vs SSTP

VPN Protocols

You know you want a personal VPN but how do you know which protocol to choose? While there are some protocols options, there is no best service for everyone, as each person’s needs differ. Some need VPN services to change and hide ip and to get past certain Internet blocks or restrictions, allowing them to access websites that are unavailable in some countries, in which case a simple PPTP VPN protocol is all that’s needed. While others require a SSTP or OpenVPN to ensure their data remains ultra secure.
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The key benefits of using a proxy server

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What are proxy servers?

Proxy servers are machines that act as intermediaries to guide the internet traffic to a computer. They filter or authenticate the content the client seeks to access, before granting the request. Any info you send or receive goes through a proxy server first. There are 3 types:
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