I took a small vacation over the Fourth of July. I wanted to take advantage of all the Wi-Fi services available in the airports, libraries and coffee houses on my trip.  However I also wanted to surf safely.  It was time to renew my VPN subscription.

What’s VPN?  The folks at WiTopia have a great explanation:

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is technology using hardware, software, or both to secure and privatize data across a network, usually the Internet, by building what techies call an “encrypted tunnel.”

Data passes through this “tunnel,” protected from anyone who tries to intercept it. Even if the data is intercepted, it is hopelessly scrambled and useless to anyone without the key to decrypt it.

This time I purchased WiTopia’s personalVPN™ – SSL (openVPN) plan.  This product installed without a hitch, is easy to use and woked flawlessly on my trip.  I highly recommend it!

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