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Why Your Company Needs a VPN or Proxy Service

Once you log-on to the Internet and visit a website, your personal information is recorded. Websites now record your IP address, country, hosting service, your computer’s MAC address, browser, and browsing history. Furthermore, websites can locate your computer’s name if you use the programs “finger or identd”. Each website you visit downloads cookies to your computer. The cookies are used to track your Internet browsing habits.

How can you stop this from happening?

It’s possible to visit a website anonymously and not leave your signature behind. However, this isn’t always foolproof, but it makes it harder for people to track you and find your identity. Today, there are different companies who host VPN and proxy servers to help companies protect their identity. When your company uses an anonymous proxy server your IP address is replaced with a different one. The company masks or hides your real IP address. Furthermore, this makes it harder for anyone to track your company’s Internet habits.

There are a number of companies who offer paid or free proxy services. 

  1. Proxify offers a web-based service that allows you to enter a URL into their form. You use their website proxy to hide your IP address and encrypt your connection. Proxify offers a free trial to test their service before deciding on a monthly contract. 
  2. YouHide is yet another web-based proxy service. Enter your URL into the website and the secure proxy will hide your IP address.
  3. Anonymouse is a web-based proxy that allows you to enter your URL and surf the web without revealing any of your personal information.
  4. Megaproxy is a Web SSL VPN service that requires no software installation, browser plugs-in or re-configuration. You can use the service from any Internet-enabled location.
  5. Guardster offers a free and paid service to browse the Internet anonymously. The free service hides your identity and each site you visit appears to be from a Guardster server. 

There are other proxy services available today to help you hide your IP address and protect your identity. To receive the best protections when using the internet, use a paid proxy service to protect your identity. You should always use precaution and follow these three rules when working online.

  1. When working on the Internet use an encrypted connection to hide your IP address and protect your identity.
  2. In your Internet browser, delete your cookies after each session.
  3. Configure your Internet browser to remove the JavaScript, Java, and active controls.

 

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Awan Cheyanne

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