Private Internet Access VPN Review
What is a VPN?
A VPN is a virtual private network that helps encrypt all your data so that potential hackers won't be able to get access to any of your browsing info, passwords, etc.
Do you sometimes wonder how to get around a non secure WiFi connection?
How could that be possible? Here at WP Security Lock we are always advising you to be safe and stay away from anything not secure but now there is a way.
We were on the hunt to find the perfect VPN service that could protect our privacy & identity, especially while we travel (working from a hotel room or coffee shop with a connection that is never secure is a recipe for disaster). You should never connect through a non secure connection because you could easily be hacked and we all know the mess that creates. We fix hacked sites on a daily basis here at WP Security Lock so we see it all the time.
Through a VPN we are able to be safe at any WiFi hotspot.
We found a lot of companies with VPN services and much research was done but only one made the top of our list. Private Internet Access more than protects, it gave us peace of mind.
The company stood out in a few ways:
C) Ease to Use
Joseph Craig was very helpful and got us set up with a few accounts to test drive their system and we were not disappointed. I will definitely be purchasing a package for myself and I know a few other team members are going to do the same.
Here are some questions to ask when looking for a reputable VPN (virtual private network).
1) Is there Anonymity?
2) How do you approach logging?
3) Are they based in your country?
4) Is there good support?
5) Are they compatible with all my devices (desktop, mobile, Apple, Andriod, etc.)?
Having a VPN protects your identity. Anonymous browsing helps keep your data and identity private. They don't keep VPN traffic logs and since our team is in the U.S it's the perfect company since they are based in the United States. From what we have experienced, the company has great support, are always there to answer questions and our personal contact was very helpful as well.
You can use this VPN for Android and Apple products like phones, tablets and computers. Keep all data across all devices safe!
Before we even left home, we had downloaded the program to our laptop computers. Then we made sure it was on our phones too. Their app is super cool and really easy to use.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel, our main goal was to get logged on securely to the Internet via VPN. The hotel's WiFi was very slow but it was a bit easier to sign on to the WiFi via mobile phone. The VPN for Android proved to be easy enough. One lesson we learned, if your WiFi Internet signal is not strong enough to keep you online, it has nothing to do with the VPN.
A VPN CAN take up bandwidth though so your Internet might actually slow down but what we found was the hotel Internet was so slow we couldn't even get connected some of the time. In that case, we don't believe it had anything to do with the VPN. Every time we were able to connect, the VPN worked like it was supposed to.
When using this program you can choose what IP you want. Let's say you are vacationing in Washington, D.C., you can actually choose an IP address in Texas or even across the world. No one in the area will even know you're there. If there are hackers in your hotel or even the McDonald's around the corner they won't even see you.
You can also always make sure you are connected and protected by the VPN. They have all the steps in their support knowledgebase.
Here's a great video to find out how to stay safe online with a VPN.
The price for a VPN is so affordable with this company. We recommend the yearly subscription because you'll be saving money but they do have other plan options available.
Also here are some public WiFi security tips that will help you stay safe anytime you are on the go.