Startup IDVector anonymizes like Tor

A pair of former defense industry cyber security contractors is launching IDVector, a service that creates encrypted connections through an anonymizing network to shield users’ locations and to protect their machines from internet-borne attacks.

IDVector Network passes customer traffic through a multi-node encrypted path before dropping it onto the open internet at locations removed from customers’ actual geographical locations.

That tunneling makes it difficult for eavesdroppers to snoop content and identify where customers are located, making it possible for customers to use public Wi-Fi safely, say the company’s founders, CEO Ben Baumgartner and CTO Andrew Boyce.

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Network World Tim Greene