ExpressVPN and HP Provides Ample Protection to Laptop Users in New Partnership
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Users of select HP products now have the privilege to enjoy digital data protection from a pre-installed VPN connection from ExpressVPN. This is after HP, a leading technological brand announced it’s teaming up with ExpressVPN, a data privacy and protection services company.
In addition to its other already existing security provisions, moving forward HP will offer a pre-installed ExpressVPN connection to buyers of the all-new HP Spectre X360 13. The installation will allow consumers to access a 30-trial version with unlimited access to all apps available at ExpressVPN.
HP Spectre x360 13 is the latest release and is a highly improved PC from HP. It is a luxurious machine with a sleek design. Among the outstanding and appealing redesigned features, is the diamond-shaped edges, convertibility and pen support.
The long-lasting battery is another feature that is impressive about this classic release from HP.
Customers Connecting to Unsecure Networks Put Their Data at Risk
In his statement, Mike Nash, the Chief technologist who doubles up as the Deputy President of Customer Experience at HP said that many of their customers have been connecting their devices to unsecured networks regularly; oblivious of the fact that this is a move that heightens the risk of data theft.
Mike said that the decision to have ExpressVPN and HP come together was deemed a necessary move aimed at beefing up internet security for their consumers as they connect to the internet through public networks.
It’s impossible to overlook the importance of connecting to the internet through a VPN. What may seem like a trusted network might be exposing your information to hackers and other cybercriminals. Unfortunately, most public connections (that are now available in many social places such as hotels, airports, and other hangouts) cannot be trusted. Joining such connections without a good VPN in place exposes you to vulnerabilities such as snooping by hackers, government agencies or the internet service provider.
VPN protects you from such risks by making your information and data difficult to access without authorization. ExpressVPN has several products that have been passed through several safety tests. These tests are aimed at ensuring that all the exploitable avenues are sealed before installing the VPN system onto your device.
How do VPNs Work?
So, how does VPN work? VPNs work by securing data using an encrypted ‘tunnel’ whenever you are connected to the internet. This is done by channeling data through VPN servers as it is sent from your device to the internet and vice versa.
Through this tunneling process, VPN servers protect your data from spies who might be interested in accessing or seeing your data while it’s in transmission. As suggested in the name (Virtual Private Networks), VPNs provide a secure tunnel within the existing internet connection.
VPN Use is On the Rise
The demand for consumer VPNs has been on the rise. In their research, GlobalwebIndex reported an over 30% subscription rate over the last month. If this trend continues, it is possible to witness an upsurge of over 50% in the VPN market globally.
The actualization of this prediction will be a major boost for VPN companies who are constantly campaigning for data privacy and security protection.
ExpressVPN acknowledges that VPN demand is taking a positive trend and commits to providing even higher walls so that consumer data is safe from unintended third parties. Their servers are based on an advanced technology whose data storage and access systems can be trusted. For instance, their data is only stored on temporary server memories (RAM) and even this is wiped out with every restart of the server.
The data security company has other security practices, all aimed at providing improved data security services to the consumer. For instance, the servers are programmed to automatically block or reject traffic from suspicious sites. Because of the sensitivity of data, ExpressVPN trains its employees to promptly detect invasion red flags and to promptly communicate it to the management for immediate appropriate action.
In the event of an attack, the VPN is able to destroy the efforts of the hacker thus reducing the possible damage. The quick response helps reduce the amount of time that a hacker can hold a user at ransom in the unlikely event of a successful intrusion.
For ExpressVPN, the partnership with HP is a good indicator that indeed, VPNs are a vital tool for consumer data protection. The new relationship is encouraging and the data security company intends to partner with other leading technology brands in the near future. This move will be beneficial to both the end-users (consumers) and the technological firms.
VPN Developments Are Worth Following
With these emerging trends, it will be exciting to watch the next thing in as far as internet security and privacy is concerned. It will be interesting to see how device developers and VPN service providers will go about streamlining consumer data security by sealing the emerging and existing vulnerabilities.
Given the continued use of smart devices and increased reliance on the internet, and the associated risks, this is a trend worth watching.