Steganos Online Shield 365 2.0.2

Online VPN for secure, private web browsing

  • Category:

    Firewalls

  • Version:

    2.0.2

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    8.4 (18)

Steganos Online Shield works like a VPN software where it works with different servers in different countries like the UK, USA, Germany, France and Switzerland. The system provides you with valuable protection against snoopers and hackers who plan to steal private data and passwords through the routing of traffic to VPNs from other countries. Steganos will also encrypt the connection for the maximum level of safety. The encryption of your connection lets you surf the web anonymously.

Simple Installation

Steganos Online Shield installs easily after you have started the program. It also hands you the choice to have the interface for either English or German. You click on and select the desired location and start the application. Once you have done this, everything becomes simple. You can also buy a subscription based on your data usage. If you don't want limitations on your usage of the data, you can choose the license for an unlimited annual membership.

What's a VPN and How It Works

A VPN might be one of the things that your employer requires, or perhaps you're the employer and you want to improve the security so that confidential data doesn't get stolen by hackers on an unsecured Wi-Fi connection. Once you have activated it, your VPN will create the encrypted tunnel that secures the server as needed. In turn, this will connect you with the public internet. In this way, you can maintain the secrecy of your ID, and you can prevent websites from tracking the movements of the web.

What Does an Encrypted Connection Ensure?

Through an encrypted connection, you ensure the government, advertisers, spooks or hackers can't intercept your web traffic and cause you problems. However, you should also note how data will only get protected as it transits from one location to the next. You should only use HTTPS connections because otherwise the connection hasn't been encrypted, and this leaves you vulnerable to hackers. They can employ what's known as a complicating timing algorithm as a method of intercepting and identifying your data.

No Worries About It Replacing Your Corporate VPN

When you have entered into the corporate environment, Shield won't replace your VPN software, which is good because the corporate tends to be a little higher end. Should you have entered into a more restrictive region where the online activity gets censored or monitored, you can change your IP address so that it looks like you have come from another area. In particular, activists and journalists have all made use out of the VPN. Through these services, you can access the public internet without worries of a hacker coming in and intercepting your data. Also, considering how Facebook has been blocked in China and some Youtube videos don't work in Germany, Steganos Online Shield could have many practical applications.

Pros

  • Keeps your ID anonymous when surfing the web on a public Wi-Fi.
  • Works well in countries with heavy censorship.

Cons

  • Could slow down your surfing speeds.

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