Just a few days after ExpressVPN announced that it will remove all its servers from India in a bid to abstain from complying with the new cyber security rules promulgated by the Indian government for the VPN providers, another Virtual Private Network (VPN) service provider Surfshark joined the bandwagon.
The Dutch VPN provider is only the second company to have retracted from the country after the announcement of the new rules by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), which requires VPN providers to track the user data for a period of five years. In response, the company decided to shun its India based servers as it violated the company’s norms and seemed to “go against the core ethos of the company.”
What is a VPN?
A VPN or a virtual Private Network is a channel through which a private network is created virtually between the user and the webpage the user is trying to access. The VPN encrypts the data in real time and sends it to an external server, the IP address is thus changed and prevents third party apps from tracking your data and web experience.
How Does a VPN Work?
A VPN provider masks the user’s IP address by running it through highly configured remote servers. Therefore, when the user browses the internet through a VPN, the VPNs’ servers become the data source, thus concealing all your surfing, visits, downloads, messages from the parent Internet Service Provider (ISP) and other third-party applications. The connection thus hides the users’ data traffic from external access.
What are the benefits of a VPN?
The VPN network protects the computers from online attacks and the users’ activities are protected even while they are using public networks. Ones’ user activity and behaviour also stays essentially hidden as companies and third-party applications are not receiving the information required to target based on their location, demography or user history.
In addition, VPN networks not only allow access to content and information restricted in certain areas at times but also provide a safe pathway for…