Sunday 17 November 2019

Guest Post - ExpressVPN Teams up with HP in New Hardware Launch

Since the emergence of the internet, there has been a need for protocols to keep user data secure and private. Virtual private networks (VPNs) emerged in 1996 when a Microsoft employee created the peer-to-peer tunneling protocol (PPTP) that enabled the creation of a more secure and private connection between a computing device and the internet.

A VPN is a private connection that allows you to remotely connect to a private network over public connections. Initially, VPNs were used exclusively in business, but after the rush of high-profile security breaches in the 2000s, everyday internet users acknowledged the true risks of working online and embraced VPNs as secure means to access the internet.

Today, VPNs are widely used to secure internet connections, enhance digital privacy, prevent malware and hacking, hide users’ physical locations, and unlock geo-restricted content. More than ever, a VPN has become an essential tool for addressing the numerous privacy concerns internet users face on a daily basis.