Four Reasons Real Estate Businesses Should Start Using a VPN

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The Real Estate Business is a sensitive business that requires storing sensitive data of properties, the profile of potential buyers and well as confidential Building plans. Given the volatility in the market where a single information leak can sabotage the whole deal, it is of utmost important that the data is stored as secure as possible. In today's world of cybercrime and hacker’s attack, we all need to take extra effort to protect our computers and laptops. Since the internet we use at home and office is prone to cyber attack at any time of the day, we all must use a VPN service to browse important realty sector websites in anonymous manner. In this article, we will discuss the basic information we all should have about  VPN.

 

So, what exactly is a VPN? And what’s all the fuss about it? Is it really that useful? Well, the last part is up to you to decide.

 

First, VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. In layman’s terms, a VPN is an online space that only you know about, and only you get to use. When you connect to the internet through a Virtual Private Network, all your web traffic is directed to an encrypted tunnel specially created between you and the site you are trying to reach.

 

Which brings us to the first real-life benefit.

 

1) VPN keeps your online transactions safe

 

If you have been a regular online user, then it can be safely assumed that you’ve used your card to make at least one online transaction this week. Good for you. Shopping online is awesome. But it comes at a risk. Especially when you’re using a public Wi-Fi from a mall, a coffee shop or a hotel. These networks can be infiltrated with numerous methods, such as: DNS spoofing, packet sniffing, phishing scams, and man-in-the-middle attacks. The antivirus software installed on your device won’t do you any good here. You need a VPN.

 

By using one, you’re virtually setting up an impenetrable barrier between yourself and these online scam-artists. Some of the best VPN service, available in the market, use state-of-the-art 256-AES security. This level of protection is so advanced even today’s supercomputers find it impossible to breach.

 

2) VPN ensures total online privacy and anonymity

 

It’s hard to imagine how privacy and anonymity have nowadays become a luxury. But so it is. Think about it. Aren’t you sick of knowing your every move is being monitored? In most cases, there’s nothing you can do about it. But online, you can take back the reins. You have the option of reclaiming your right for privacy.

 

When you’re browsing behind a VPN, you can rest assured that no-one will ever know your browsing habits or have access to any of your private data.

 

Though there have been instances in the past where some VPN companies did not stick 100% to this policy and kept logs of their users’ activity themselves, however, thankfully most of such companies are out of business now as they did not truly represent the VPN model.

 

Nowadays, most VPN companies have a strict no-log policy. They’re so open about it that regularly release transparency report where anyone can see how serious they are about their users’ privacy.

 

 

3) VPN helps you save big bucks when shopping online.

 

This is no joke. There’s a hefty amount of money to be saved when shopping online with a VPN. Case in point: booking hotel rooms.

 

You see, hotels may charge you more depending on where you are from. For example: if you’re trying to book a room in Paris from the United States, chances are you’re going to pay more than if you book the same hotel room from a South American country. And these websites know where you’re from because they track your IP.

 

This is the beauty of it. With VPN you can switch your IP address to get the exact hotel room at a significant discount.

 

The same goes for airplane tickets.

 

Airline companies use software that automatically increases ticket prices when you visit their website multiple times in a short period, which we all do when looking for the cheapest option.

 

However, because a VPN makes it impossible to track you, they won't be able to trigger their price increase.

 

Pretty useful, right?

 

4) VPN helps you break all video-streaming barriers

 

With streaming services springing up like mushrooms, so have viewing restrictions. So, even though, now more than ever, our favorite sports event or TV series is no more than a few clicks away, censorship rears its ugly head and forbids us from truly enjoying the Internet at full capacity.

 

Luckily a VPN offers an easy fix for this problem. All you must do to bypass these annoying geo-restrictions is to connect to a VPN server located in a country where your desired streaming service is available.

 

Most of the VPN companies now have servers built solely for the purpose of streaming – thus ensuring a flawless experience.

 

So there you are. In today's world where our online interaction is increasing at a rapid pace, it has become all the more important to improve our security as well as ensure highest level of privacy., Using a VPN for this task is the most preferred and affordable option.

 

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Great article and thanks for sharing this information 

Aug 24, 2019 05:16 AM #1
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Interesting features from this piece of technology !

Aug 24, 2019 05:26 AM #2
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Excellent points. I've been thinking about doing a VPN for a while now.

Aug 24, 2019 06:17 AM #3
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Carol Williams good morning, Carol... trust you continue on the path to recovery. Meantime, I'm recommending this post for your Second Chance Saturday.

Aug 24, 2019 06:18 AM #4
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Good morning Kate Steven I'm not familiar with this piece of technology... but I'm sure the team members will be using it in the future...

Aug 31, 2019 03:11 AM #5
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Good morning Kate Steven - I think that there are so many reasons now for having a private vpn.

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Hi Kate:

Thanks for the education. I really didn't know all that much about VPNs but you've certainly given us all something to seriously consider.

Jeff

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Well that's a lot of good information to know!  I think it's time to get on the VPN bandwagon.

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