If you work in an office, you might already have a corporate or business VPN account through your company. But corporate VPNs are meant to protect the privacy of the company and not necessarily the individual. ExpressVPN has features that most corporate VPNs don’t offer, like locations all over the world, apps for every device, connections on up to five devices simultaneously, the security of keeping no activity logs or connection logs, and 24/7 customer support.
What is a VPN?
A VPN, or virtual private network, is a secure tunnel between your device and the internet. VPNs protect your online traffic from snooping, interference, and censorship.
How does a VPN work?
A VPN (virtual private network) is the easiest and most effective way for people to protect their internet traffic and hide their identities online. As you connect to a secure VPN server, your internet traffic goes through an encrypted tunnel that nobody can see into, including hackers, governments, and your internet service provider.
When you connect to a VPN server location, you are assigned a new IP address, and your true IP address is hidden. Because this new IP address is shared by many other ExpressVPN users, there is no way to connect you to any activity. This helps keep you anonymous online.
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6 reasons to use a VPN
1. Hide your IP and location
3. Watch your favorite content
Stream all your shows and movies in blazing-fast HD on any device. We’ve optimized our network to provide the highest speeds with no bandwidth limits. Download anything in seconds, and video chat with minimal buffering.
5. Avoid spying and throttling
Stop snooping by governments, network administrators, and your ISP. With ExpressVPN guarding your online activity, no one can read your data, see which sites you visit, or restrict certain kinds of traffic, like streaming video.
6. Find deals and fight ads
By hiding your IP address and location, ExpressVPN makes it harder for sites and services to charge higher prices or display targeted advertising based on location. Avoid getting overcharged for a vacation or an online order.
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Are there alternatives to a VPN? Is a VPN better?
If you’re looking to unblock sites and/or hide your IP address online, you’ve probably come across terms like “proxy server” and “free web proxy.” Free proxy servers might claim to help you hide your IP address and encrypt your traffic, but they might also inject ads into your traffic or sell your data to advertisers. Either way, there is very little incentive for online proxy sites to keep your browsing fast, secure, and anonymous. With a VPN, all your traffic is protected with strong encryption.
Why should I pay for a VPN?
Most free VPNs deliver a subpar experience, with connections bogged down by a flood of users, no customer service, no encryption, and few VPN server locations to choose from. With a paid VPN provider like ExpressVPN, you’ll enjoy connections optimized for speed, security, and stability, and you’ll have a choice of 160 server locations around the world. Plus you can contact our Support Team 24/7 with any questions.
Are VPNs legal?
VPNs are legal and used by individuals and companies around the world to protect their data from snoops and hackers. Illegal online activity remains illegal, whether you are using a VPN or not.
Can I use a VPN on mobile? Why would I want to?
With apps for iOS and Android, ExpressVPN is easy to use on mobile devices. As more of our digital activity—including banking, streaming, and messaging—happens on our phones and tablets, it is becoming more important to safeguard our data with a VPN on these devices, especially when using public Wi-Fi.
Will a VPN slow down my internet?
All VPNs have the potential to slow your internet connection, but ExpressVPN is one of the fastest, and users rarely notice a difference. In fact, using a VPN might actually improve your connection if your ISP has been throttling your traffic. In any case, if you do notice that your connection has slowed, make sure you’ve selected the server closest to your actual location.
VPN apps for every device
ExpressVPN works seamlessly across all your devices—computer, smartphone, router, or tablet. Install our user-friendly apps on one or all of your devices, and connect to the VPN on up to five at the same time.
No tech skills required
Sign up, install, and click On to connect. It’s that simple. We developed our apps to be straightforward for the least technologically savvy of us.
No activity or connection logs
Privacy is a fundamental right. We don’t keep connection or activity logs, and we never share your details with anyone.