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All VPNs reroutes user traffic and encrypt data to provide internet security and privacy. But when choosing a VPN for expats, there are different circumstance to consider. People living outside their home countries need to access different things online. And they need a connection that supports this level of access. So one important choice is whether to use an SSL or an IPSec VPN for expats.
Why a VPN for Expats Specifically?
The point of using a VPN for expats is to be able to access content, and to do this securely. Private access when there are geoblocks or government censorship in place requires a secure and reliable connection. They need to connect to a VPN server to make traffic appear as if it is coming from that network. This opens up access because the VPN server is not blocked or restricted. And a VPN for expats does this while protecting their real location so the connection will not be detected. Once detected, the connection can be blocked by censors through their ISPs.
Strong encryption and guaranteed privacy is what makes a VPN for expats the best choice for secure access to restricted websites and online services. It also allows overseas workers to work safely as they access sensitive content from the office. A VPN for expats also ensure a wide range of access. The technology used by a VPN for expats is geared towards the specific need for getting to a lot of different content from a difficult location. All-in-one solutions like this are not easy to find, and so a VPN for expats is needed to make sure that websites, database access, VoIP applications and other internet enabled software can run smoothly.
Is SLL or IPSec Better?
SSL is a popular protocol that most are familiar with from their browsers. Since it is very common it has a high level of compatibility. Most computers, phones and tablets can use an SSL VPN for expats by default. SSL is more flexible because it provides the option to control access. Each piece of software used can be configured to run over the SSL VPN for expats. And different users can therefore be granted different access levels. The limitation of SSL is that it can only work with web based software.
IPSec is the protocol that was previously used for most VPN tunnelling software. Instead of working from each piece of software, it secures everything at and sends it all through a private tunnel. This means that any internet enabled application can run over the VPN, not just web based applications. An IPSec VPN for expats also has additional layers of security to make it harder for cyber criminals and censors to break through and into the network. IPSec is also more convenient since it secures everything automatically without the need to configure different software.
Both an SSL and an IPSec VPN for expats can become expensive if you are not using preconfigured software. So start with a VPN for expats app like the one provided by ExpressVPN. Next, check the compatibility of the devices you need to secure by asking the provider about it. Then think about what applications you are using and discuss this with them so you know whether SSL or IPSec will work better for you.