VPN Goes Mobile with Giganews and VyprVPN
VyprVPN is one of the Golden Frog family of offerings, along with the Dump Truck encrypted file storage service. The company recently released a mobile version of its VPN client for Android and iOS devices. Android and iOS devices could already be connected to the service, but these apps offer some real advantages.
Why Use Them?
If you’re a power VPN user, you might be wondering why you’d bother installing an app on a device which you’ve already configured for VPN access manually. There are some good reasons to consider doing so.
First, the apps allow you to connect much more easily. In the case of the iOS version, the app will automatically route through the VPN server whenever the device connects to the Internet, eliminating the chances that you’re going to make a mistake that compromises your security. The app also works with iPad devices, making it even more useful.
The VPN app provides you with a way to access content that may be blocked in your local area and also allows you to use your network connection with encryption, significantly reducing the chances that you’ll have a security event when you’re on a public Wi-Fi network.
The app allows you to change your server location and to see what server you’re connected to very easily. It also allows you to see your throughput and the time you’ve spent connected to the network. This is great for people who are on metered accounts.
The VPN connection also reduces security risks associated with apps that track your location. When you’re on a VPN, your location is wherever your IP address happens to be. If you’re on VyprVPN, that could be Asia, Europe or the US, even if you’re standing right outside your home.
The app will also select the nearest VPN server to your location, if you prefer, which is a great feature if you want to maximize your connection speed.
If you’re looking for a way to make your Internet browsing, email and other services on your smart phone more secure, this is an app to consider. VyprVPN has long been one of our preferred service providers. Their Diamond level account allows you to bundle file storage, VPN service and USENET access into one product, which makes it even easier to get all the services you need without having to pay for each one individually. If you have a smart phone or tablet and are worried about privacy, you should consider this app.