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And Objective Look At Open VPN Services
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And Objective Look at Open VPN Services

Nowadays, Open VPN Services are easy to find. In fact, most reputable VPNs will offer Open VPN as an option, if not included in their main package deal (though not all do). Here are some things about OpenVPN you may be interested to know.

Open VPN is an open source software, not a service. Though Open VPN does offer a limited account, most people use VPN service providers to provide them with VPN servers to connect to. In fact, many providers use the free-ness of Open VPN to get more customers and advertise that they provide free VPN software. In fact, most computers and phones will come with VPN clients (or VPN software) to allow you to connect to PPTP or L2TP VPN servers, and Open VPN is free anyway, so 'free VPN software' is nothing special.

What you have to pay the monthly fee for however, is for access to the VPN servers. Server maintenance, IP integrity, security, and support are not free stuff, and though Open VPN software is free, these things are not. For these things you can pay anywhere from $5 to $30 dollars a month for various levels of access to the VPN server network.

Open VPN is preferred by people looking for security, anonymity, and privacy online. Open VPN is superior to other types of VPN technology because of the type of security protocols it uses. 'Certificates', 'Encryption', 'Keys', and 'Tunneling' are all used to protect your data.

The 128-bit standard SSL encryption used by Open VPN is enough to stop most hack attacks, and most definitely effective against passive eavesdropping attempts by your ISP, government, or network admin. For more active protection, you may want to upgrade to 256-bit which may or may not be offered. Some services dedicated to privacy are starting to switch to 256-bit encryption as their default option.

Because of the multiple levels of protection provide by Open VPN, it will use more bandwidth than PPTP or L2TP, but for users with privacy and anonymity in mind, this is an unavoidable downside. In fact, if you're living in China however, even with these bandwidth problems, you will see an increase in speed. Throttling and other methods of slowing down internet connections to prevent full access to the internet are bypassed by the IP hiding and IP changing effects of Open VPN services. The same will ring true for other countries or networks that censor the internet.

Server access, bandwidth options, length of subscription and other features may affect the monthly cost of the VPN service. In general however, for an unlimited bandwidth account and full access to all servers you can expect to pay $10 per month for a monthly account, or $7 per month for an annual payment.


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