In conjunction with Black Hat last month, BlackCloak announced the forthcoming rollout of our new VPN (virtual private network) service. The VPN officially rolled out to all members last week. 

Our VPN can now be conveniently accessed directly from the BlackCloak mobile and desktop applications. If you’ve used our previous VPN service, you’ll want to switch over to the new integrated version right away. Not only will you see improved speed and performance, but you’ll also get the benefit of new digital privacy protection and experience enhancements that we intend to add over time.

How does a VPN service work?

Browsing activity is your own business and should always remain private. This is easiest to accomplish in the comfort of your own home, where you control your network and can ensure its security. It’s much harder to trust outside networks, such as the free public Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop, airports, or hotels. These networks are typically wide open and unsecured.

Thus any activity or data you share online can be easily captured by attackers. If you find yourself needing to connect to one of these networks, you should always do so via our VPN service.

A VPN service creates a private tunnel, or connection, that encrypts your browsing traffic to ensure all your activity is kept hidden from anyone attempting to spy or eavesdrop on you. It also masks your true location by routing the traffic through a VPN server that can be located in an entirely different country. This routing results in a different IP address, making it seem like you’re browsing from this other remote location. A VPN gives you greater control over your privacy by making it harder for hackers or other bad actors to access your private data.

BlackCloak VPN makes it even easier to protect your privacy

To ensure the utmost privacy, BlackCloak now provides quick and reliable access to VPN functionality right from the same desktop and mobile applications you’re accustomed to using. The new VPN integration is especially timely as people are traveling more again now. Traveling drives the highest need to connect to new and unknown networks. By allowing you to enable your VPN service directly from your BlackCloak desktop or mobile application, we’ve made it even easier for you to stay on top of your privacy and to protect your sensitive data.

Why you should use our VPN

As we’ve written about before, there are many reasons to use a VPN. Some of the top benefits to using a VPN are as follows:

  • Keep hackers from accessing your sensitive data, such as banking information or confidential company documents
  • Prevent identity theft by encrypting your login credentials 
  • Hide your true location and IP address to make it harder for companies and marketers to track you for advertising purposes

You can be confident knowing that the BlackCloak VPN will allow you to stay connected and productive while on the road. There is no need to worry about maintaining your digital privacy or any potential data theft.

Please contact our Concierge Team with any questions about how to use our new VPN service. You can schedule time with them directly in the app or by sending an email for support.