A Primer on Virtual Private Networks

June 3, 2022by TNTMAX

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a great tool when traveling or using any public Wi-Fi.

It increases security and privacy online by extending a private network “tunnel” across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

When browsing through a VPN, your traffic is encrypted, blocking any interference.


There are several reasons one might want to download a VPN, per NordVPN:

  • You use public Wi-Fi regularly: Public hotspots can be used by cyber criminals to steal data. Using a VPN means you can browse online in full privacy.
  • You want to encrypt your data: Using a VPN can even be a good idea when browsing from home or somewhere you trust. VPN encryption will protect your internet traffic and keep you from leaving online footprints.
  • You want to avoid surveillance: A VPN makes it difficult for browsing activity, messages, social posts, and other private data to be tracked by hiding your IP.

“In today’s digital landscape, you cannot trust public networks,” said TNTMAX President Frederic Farcy. “You must always use a VPN to encrypt your connectivity to the internet and protect your privacy, data and identity.”


It is important to note that not all VPNs are created equal and some are not as secure as others.

You want a VPN tool that has a no-logging policy, and uses AES-256 encryption with a good range of protocols, according to Farcy. We recommend the following:

  • NordVPN
  • ExpressVPN
  • ProtonVPN
  • SurfShark VPN

For more information on VPNs, call us at 201-891-8686 or email [email protected].