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Avast SecureLine boosts speed and performance | Avast

In order to provide the best VPN experience we can, we keep a close eye on our network, scaling capacities as needed. We deploy new servers on a weekly basis, which increases bandwidth and shortens the distance data has to travel to enter our network. This shorter travel time speeds up your connection. Yes, it’s now acceptable to use the words VPN and fast in the same sentence. VPNs get a bad rap for slowing down the browser experience, and we’re here to dispel that myth. In fact, we just upgraded our busiest servers in Europe to 10 Gbps connectivity for each individual server adding a total of 250 Gbps of network capacity.

Remote working is on the rise | Avast

Where and how we work is changing

Call it the natural evolution of business culture, a newly-realized measure of sensible economics, or the inevitable result of an internet-dependent society — whichever you choose, you’re right. It’s the way of the world that an increasing number of us perform the duties of our jobs in the comfort of coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, and airports. Public Wi-Fi speedily raced past “luxurious convenience” and into the territory of “daily necessity” for much of today’s workforce. As the trend blossoms further, cybersecurity becomes ever more important for everyone.

Why and how to set up a VPN on your iPhone or Android | Avast Essential Guide

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, routes all of your internet activity through a secure, encrypted connection, which prevents others from seeing what you’re doing online and from where you’re doing it. Basically a VPN provides an extra layer of security and privacy for all of your online activities. Want to learn more about VPNs in general? Check out our Essential Guide.

The ultimate Mother’s Day gift | Avast

She has spent the better part of her life protecting you by providing a safe path through the world. Now it’s your turn to do the same for her. The World Wide Web has become an intimidating place, especially for older generations who are taken aback by the breakneck pace at which technology — both benevolent and malicious — is evolving.

Globetrotting with a VPN | Avast

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Imagine exploring around in the awe-inspiring Roman Colosseum, drinking up its ancient history while someone sneaks your wallet out of your pocket. Or standing atop the Eiffel Tower, taking in the grandest view in the world as someone silently swipes your passport and starts running around Paris under your name. Life-enriching experiences, particularly related to travel, are dashed against the rocks the moment you discover you’ve been victimized. To fully enjoy your travel adventures, you have to first take the target off your back. Here’s how:

The essential guide to VPNs: What they are and how they work

What is a VPN connection and why are so many people talking about it? The term crops up in every conversation about the internet lately, and for good reason. While VPNs were once novel tech solutions, they are now necessary tools. At the basic level, V…

Worried about net neutrality? Consider a VPN.

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You’ve probably heard by now that, in December of 2017, the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015. What does that mean to you? Net neutrality classified the internet as a utility that could be regulated, and the primary regulation prevented Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the US from giving preference to certain websites and services while hindering or blocking others. Basically, it required ISPs to treat all internet data equally.