A VPN tunnel 'wraps' the data that leaves your computer in a shielded 'bubble' and sends it to a remote server outside of the open network that you are on. This allows you to send your data, in total privacy, across the network--even on networks with thousands of users whose data is shared and open.
We do this through a VPN tunnel -- an ultra secure, highly-encrypted connection between two computers. The secure tunnel is used to send all of your data, encrypted, through the local network connection. This is the same high-grade encryption that banks and credit card companies use to process transactions. You no longer have to worry about anyone reading your email, watching where you go or picking up your passwords. Unblock internet sites and IP phones, with ease.
Our servers are hosted at some of the largest data centers in the world --located in North America, Europe and Asia. They are extremely reliable and fault tolerant. We operate hundreds of servers, isolated from each other, to provide this fault tolerant security. If a data center were to go down, other servers in different centers would still be up to handle the traffic.
All of your data travels, encrypted, from your computer directly to our secure servers. From there, it is forwarded to its final destination across the internet. Nobody, including us, can see your data on the secure connection. Our Personal VPN service uses Open VPN, a time tested and secure open source VPN client.
Our main servers run on the UDP internet protocol. This protocol is very efficient for creating a VPN tunnel and for handling time-sensitive traffic such as IP phone calls. This is the default configuration for our clients. Some ISPs block UDP, for various reasons. We also offer TCP-based servers for situations where UDP is being blocked at your location. You can switch from UDP to TCP, and back, anytime you wish. An American TCP option is included with the default installation. TCP configurations for other servers around the world are available for download.
Most of our servers run with industry standard, 128 bit encryption -- the same as used by banks and credit card companies to secure your financial data. We also operate 256 bit encryption for those who want the ultimate in state-of-the-art encrypted systems.
Some highly restricted networks block nearly all VPN activity. For this type of situation, we offer the Stealth SSL VPN service. The stealth service looks like a regular, secure web page when it connects. Just about every network allows this traffic. Because of this, the Stealth SSL service can get through where others cannot. The IP address of this service changes daily, making it even more difficult to block by restricting the IP address of the server.