Browse the Web Securely with a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

June 15, 2023 by Brian Funicelli

Millions of people access the internet every day using desktop computers, laptops, and mobile devices. Though an increased number of online users have been accessing the web while working from home due to the pandemic, many are still going online in public places and using public wi-fi and/or unsecured networks, such as coffee shops, airports, and internet cafes.

While it may be convenient to access the internet from anywhere at any time, there are risks involved with doing so. Connecting to the internet on an unsecured network without the proper protection can render your device vulnerable to data collection, tracking, and targeting from hackers.

The best way to protect yourself from these kinds of attacks is to use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN.

virtual private network

What is a Virtual Private Network?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates an encrypted, private connection to the internet that allows you to securely browse the web while protecting your information from being tracked or targeted. Globally, there are approximately 1.5 billion VPN users as of 2023, making up about a third of all internet users worldwide. 43% of these people use a VPN for security reasons.[1]

How does a VPN work?

A VPN routes your internet traffic through a different server, rather than the server your internet service provider usually uses. The data you send and receive is then encrypted, so even if it were to fall into the wrong hands, it would be unreadable. Your data will appear to be sent from the VPN itself, instead of from your device. This provides an additional layer of privacy to your browsing experience, especially if you’re using a public or unsecured network to access the internet.

VPN Workflow

How can you use a VPN?

With Experian’s Secure VPN, what you search, see, and share on your mobile or desktop devices stays hidden from hackers, preventing data collection, tracking, and targeting. You can confidently connect to a stronger, more reliable, private Wi-Fi connection that secures your devices’ online or offline activity.

What are the benefits of Experian’s Secure VPN?

You can use Experian’s Secure VPN on an unlimited number of desktop and mobile devices, so your whole family can be protected. Secure VPN’s high-speed connection ensures that you won’t need to worry about slow loading times or dropped connections, and its unrivaled security allows you to take advantage of best-in-class privacy.

Browsing the internet on an unsecured network is risky and can leave you open to data theft and identity fraud. By using a VPN, you’ll enjoy a safer, more secure internet experience. Visit our website to learn more about Experian’s Digital Privacy and Control solutions.

[1]DataProt.net. VPN Statistics for 2023 – Keeping Your Browsing Habits Private. https://dataprot.net/statistics/vpn-statistics


Disclosure: This article is provided for general guidance and information.  It is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be, legal, financial or other professional advice.  Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor to discuss any legal issues or financial issues involved with credit decisions.

Related Posts

To avoid monetary loss and significant lifestyle disruption, consumers want their financial institutions to help them prevent identity theft.

December 13, 2023 by Brian Funicelli

Financial management solutions are an effective way to engage consumers while giving them services they expect.

November 2, 2023 by Brian Funicelli

If you want to grow your customer base, add identity protection to the financial services you already offer.

October 26, 2023 by Brian Funicelli

Shining a light on the world of financial education and identity protection. Explore our opinions, technologies and strategies for success.

Insights Illuminated

Sign-up to get the latest content from Experian Partner Solutions sent straight to your inbox.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.