An Interview With SaferVPN
Put Technology on Your Side to Get More Privacy and Security
As technology has advanced, it’s also gotten simpler for regular people. That’s the case with Virtual Private Networks, according to James Alvarez of SaferVPN. He says they’re so easy to set up—and so important—that everyone should have one.
– Chris Parker, CEO, WhatIsMyIPAddress.com
SaferVPN: At a Glance
SaferVPN manages their own VPN network and writes their own code, providing you with a fast and secure Internet experience. Browse the web with lightning-fast speed wherever you are, with their VPN connections free of throttling, download caps and bandwidth limits.
- Zero-traffic logging
- Automatic Wi-Fi protection
- Corporate-level 256-bit encryption
- Unlimited speed, bandwidth, server switches
- Connect up to 5 devices simultaneously
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- 24/7 live chat and email support
CHRIS: When you talk to the public, what do you say is the single most important reason to use a VPN?
JAMES: It is definitely to keep your private data actually private. A VPN is the best way to prevent corporations from building a full profile of your identity and online activity.
CHRIS: Can you give us a few instances where people should be using a VPN?
JAMES: Connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots almost requires a VPN. Also, for bypassing censorship and geo-restrictions. For example, the Russian government has recently decided to block the Telegram messenger app, and accessing it now, in Russian cyberspace, requires a VPN connection.
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CHRIS: What do you want people to know about SaferVPN?
JAMES: We offer Automatic Wi-Fi Security, which means that our service automatically starts as soon as our users connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot. Basically, it’s security on cruise control. So many times, people forget to enable a VPN when they should! Our service also features easy-to-use apps for all the popular operating systems and browsers. We provide special streaming servers to unlock the most popular streaming websites, like Netflix US and Hulu.
CHRIS: Is SaferVPN only for everyday internet users?
JAMES: One relatively untapped use of a VPN is for businesses. Both small and large businesses need to secure their data and make it accessible only to the relevant employees. Our business product, called Perimeter81, addresses this use case.
CHRIS: When you talk to people, what concerns them the most about going online?
JAMES: In our view, consumers are increasingly worried about identity theft and the financial losses that result from it. Another “hot button” is an increasing awareness of the staggering amounts of private data that big corporations like Facebook have amassed, and how accessible that data is to anyone with a working credit card.
CHRIS: How does SaferVPN ensure the privacy and anonymity of its customers?
JAMES: We make sure not to keep any logs and to keep our customers’ information extremely secure. We also offer a Bitcoin payment option, which doesn’t require any identifying information from our customers, besides their email address.
CHRIS: Why don’t more people have VPNs?
JAMES: The leading misconception about VPNs is that they’re complicated and only highly technical people can use them. SaferVPN is all about the simplicity: The setup and usage only require a couple of clicks.
CHRIS: Any final thoughts on what people can do to boost their security and privacy online?
JAMES: Three things come to mind. We like password managers, secure encrypted email providers and personal firewalls. Those will enhance your online privacy, and especially security. Every day, people should use a VPN for accessing any sensitive, private information. Be sure to use random, strong passwords for different online services. And be aware of phishing and hacking attacks, so that you don’t fall for them.
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