Public and free Wi-Fi networks have become very popular, yet they are typically very unsecure. eduVPN is the solution in times a user finds themselves using these unsecure networks, especially when the user has to send or receive confidential or sensitive information.
eduVPN enables users to connect securely to the Internet, despite being connected to an unsecure network. eduVPN sets up an encrypted path, or rather a Virtual Private Network (VPN), between one's user device (smartphone or laptop) and the user's home organisation's network. One's home network is typically not always very secure either, but it should at least be more trusted than a free open Wi-Fi network. This encrypted path allows the user connect securely to the Internet, without worrying about eavesdroppers, interceptors, and the related attacks.
Below are reasons why one needs eduVPN;
- Secure Internet access over unsecured networks. eduVPN encrypts your path.
- eduVPN hides your actual IP address from the Internet.
- One can access their home organisation's network services remotely.