This is a full in depth tutorial on VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). This tutorial will show you how to setup a VPN for the PC and Xbox 360. The video also aims to explain what a VPN does and show you all the advantages and reasons why you might want to have a VPN.
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In this video we will cover setting up a Remote Access Server with NAT and a PPTP VPN solution for our network. There are some drawbacks and advantages when considering VPN protocols but the main reason that PPTP is still the most widely used VPN protocol in use today is it’s easy of setup, backwards compatibility, and the ability to tunnel several protocols IPsec cannot.
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VPNs promise two main advantages over competing approaches — cost savings, and scalability (that is really just a different form of cost savings).
The Low Cost of a VPN
One way a VPN lowers costs is by eliminating the need for expensive long-distance leased lines. With VPNs, an organization needs only a relatively short dedicated connection to the service provider. This connection could be a local leased line (much less expensive than a long-distance one), or it could be a local broadband connection such as DSL service.
Another way VPNs reduce costs is by lessening the need for long-distance telephone charges for remote access. Recall that to provide remote access service, VPN clients need only call into the nearest service provider’s access point. In some cases this may require a long distance call, but in many cases a local call will suffice.
A third, more subtle way that VPNs may lower costs is through offloading of the support burden. With VPNs, the service provider rather than the organization must support dial-up access for example. Service providers can in theory charge much less for their support than it costs a company internally because the public provider’s cost is shared amongst potentially thousands of customers.
VPN is short for Virtual Private Network. Think of your home network, or your office network, as private networks. Through a VPN connection, your computer, tablet or smartphone is able to securely connect with others on the Internet as if they were part of the same private network.
In the olden days, VPN was used by corporate employees to access their offices while remote – when they needed to access sensitive information in a secure way.
In time, VPN technology became available for regular internet users. It helps people from all over the world connect in a secure way. VPN allows you to have your connection encrypted and secure, to become anonymous online and to keep your traffic data private and safe from hackers, government censorship and other dangers of the Internet. VPN also helps you get access to blocked content. Because of geolocation, some online content, such as videos, music files, news, search engines and so on, may be unavailable from certain countries and locations. Using a VPN service allows you to login to a server located in a place from where the content is available – and voila – you have access to previously blocked content.
This is especially significant for those who live in countries where the government is restrictive and censors online content and information from the outside world. VPN technology helps people in these countries get vital information and talk to the world, thus making their problems visible to the international community. They live in an information-blocking cage. And with our VPN service we give them one of the keys to more freedom.
So, to recap: VPN technology gives you Privacy, Freedom and Security, and this is incredibly useful when you do your online banking, use WiFi hotspots, shop online, access media or secure your communication.
And here, at CyberGhost VPN, we believe you deserve all these benefits.