ANALYSIS OF THE FEASIBILITY OF USING VPN
[1. Інформаційні системи і технології]
Автор: Afanasieva A.M., student, Department of Electronic Computers, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Using the full potential of VPNs can provide many benefits. When it comes to ensuring privacy, security and access to online content, VPN is an exceptional tool. And while technology has advanced significantly in recent years, there are still technical aspects of VPN that need to be improved. Disadvantages vary from provider to provider, but they are usually related to location, connectivity, and other user-specific issues.
There are many reasons why you should use a VPN. One of the biggest benefits of using a VPN is user security. Thanks to the use of VPN, all data transmitted and received by the device is encrypted, which ensures the confidentiality of information and prevents unauthorized access to it by third parties. Typically, government organizations, ISPs, and hackers gain access to information simply by intercepting it, but encryption makes it inaccessible to those who do not have a decryption key.
VPN allows you to access content with geo-spatial constraints. Depending on the country of location, certain online content may have a geo-spatial constraint, ie be inaccessible. With VPN, it is very easy to bypass geospatial blocks because the service changes the IP address to the server address, and thus misleads the website. But there are websites that can recognize that a VPN is being used and block access to their content.
VPN can also increase the connection speed. ISPs tend to throttle the connection, limiting the speed of user connections. When the data is encrypted, the provider can in no way know what is being transmitted over the VPN, and thus will not be able to limit the capacity of the data network.
The popularity of VPNs has grown rapidly in recent years, but due to the fact that this technology is relatively new, it still has some shortcomings. VPN is not an ideal solution. Despite the fact that they are quite a powerful tool, VPNs can lead to a deceptive feeling of complete security if you do not use additional security measures. In addition to VPNs, you should also use antivirus programs and firewalls to protect yourself from potentially malicious software.
The cost of using a VPN can be a problem. If you need to use the full potential of VPN, you should get a premium service. Unfortunately, premium service can be quite expensive. Free VPNs are also available on the market, but in some cases they will not provide an efficient service.
Using a VPN can also be difficult, as not all users have enough knowledge to take full advantage of a VPN. Specifications and protocols for both software and hardware increase the complexity of proper use.
Analyzing the advantages and disadvantages, it is impossible to give a clear answer to the question of whether to use VPN. For each case, you need to analyze the feasibility of using VPN and choose for yourself just such VPN, which will solve the desired problems in sufficient quantities.
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