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Here's why you need VPN Service


What is a VPN?


A VPN, or virtual private network, creates a connection between your computer and one of our servers, which are located around the world. You are able to hide your IP address and your actual location, displaying instead one of our IP addresses and a virtual location of anywhere that we have a server. Websites that you visit won't see your real IP address or your location; they'll see a false IP address and location.



Why do you need a VPN?


There are 3 main use categories for VPNs

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1) Security


Encrypt All Your Communications:

A VPN creates a secure tunnel encrypting all your communication between your computer or mobile device and our gateway servers, preventing your ISP or others from sniffing your traffic. Frustrate hackers by encrypting everything your computer or device sends to the internet.


Wi-Fi Security:

Open Wi-Fi is a great convenience. It also can be a great danger as you are never quite sure who else is on the local Wi-Fi network or whether the provider of the Wi-Fi is completely is completely legitimate. A VPN encrypts your traffic so you can use Wi-Fi without worry. Many people use Wi-Fi on their mobile devices. A VPN can protect and encrypt your mobile device traffic, too.


Mobile Security:

Mobile Security is growing more important as smart phones and tables carry and access more of our personal data and accounts. You are more likely to use public Wi-Fi on a mobile device. Encrypt your 3G/4G connection as well as mobile Wi-Fi with a VPN.


Added Firewall Layer:

Since to the internet world, your IP address appears to be our server gateways, it is less likely someone would attack your actual real IP address. Our server gateways firewall can deflect an attack so it never gets to your local IP.


2) Privacy


Web Surfing:

Sometimes you just do not want others to know where you are or who you are on the internet. Using a VPN, you can shield yourself from leaving electronic footprints in website logs and marketing networks


ISP Monitoring:

Some ISPs monitor and even restrict speeds on certain type of internet traffic such as P2P traffic. Some ISPs are even in the awkward position of being required by their governments to monitor activity of their customers. VPNs completely encrypt your communication so that your ISP cannot even tell what kind of traffic it is carrying


Web Search:

Ever use a web search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing to make a web search for something and wonder if it will be in some search log tied to your computer's IP address, posiibly forever? By sheilding your location with a VPN, you can make that worry disappear


3) Geolocation


Unblock Websites:

Overseas and cannot access a US or European Website? Many Websites restrict access based on the country registered with your IP address. Depending on where you are social network, streaming media and news outlets may be restricted, With a VPN, you control what country your ip address appears to be to those websites, allowing you access.


Be In Your Home Country When Your Not:

If your are travelling, stationed overseas or an expatriate living abroad, if you try to order from a website in your home country, the order may flagged as suspicious or even blocked altogether. Credit card companies may decline foreign transactions as well. Many banks also employ security safeguards when a computer with a foreign IP address tries to access an account. Use a VPN to make transactions go smoother.


Save Money With VoIP Calling:

Many of Skype's VoIP calling plans prices are based on what country you are calling from and calling to. The rates differences can be large. Want to pay the domestic rate of Skype instead of an international call? Just choose a VPN Gateway in country you want to be in before you make the call.


Save Money Buying Media:

Did you know that same media content often costs a different price in different parts of the world? You can exploit those price differences by using a VPN to choose what countries you want to purchase and consume media.


Country Firewalls:

Not all governments around the world are happy with the free flow of information and many take actions to enact restrictions on access to websites. If you happen to be in one of those countries, VPNs give you options.


Corporate Or School Firewalls:

Sometimes network administrators get a little heavy handed blocking access to the internet. Somebody once abused their policy, so now everyone must be punished with an overly restrictive policy. Use a VPN to tunnel through a firewall and gain full access



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How does OctaneVPN work?


Using Octane’s client, you can configure which locations (Country/City) you want to use. To the internet you appear to be there. The IP address of the location you choose appears to be your IP address to internet. You can change locations at will and turn the VPN connection on/off as desired.


Using OctaneVPN, you can geolocate your computer, phone and tablet to appear to be in another country, opening up access to media or websites that were previously unavailable to you.


OctaneVPN works with your entire computer’s connection to the internet – not just web browsing on ports 80 or 443. So every bit of information your computer sends or receives from the internet on any port is encrypted – including your ThunderNews Usenet connection. This keeps ISPs and others from watching what you do online or what websites you visit.


Public wifi can be a major security vulnerability. With OctaneVPN, you can secure your connection on whatever device you are using so you can safely use your login credentials to access websites or shop online without worrying if a hacker is lurking.