You’ve probably heard of a firewall. You’ve maybe heard of a VPN. But what’s the difference?
Since we’re living in a time when most people are ultra-conscious of germs and what they’re touching, maybe the easiest way to explain the difference between a firewall and a VPN is like this:
Think of a firewall as a rubber glove. It blocks bad stuff from getting to you. (But it also does more than that — which we’ll get to.)