What is a VPN/encrypted tunnel and why use a it?
VPN is a technology to pass network traffic via an encrypted tunnel. It provides secure access to the internet and guarantees anonymity and privacy.
Since it connects you via the secure tunnel to a server located elsewhere, this means you are able to access other websites. This also means it looks like all your internet traffic comes from the country you're connecting through.
How does HideAway work?
HideAway intercepts your internet traffic and diverts it to different countries according to the rules you have setup.
For example, if you live in Greenland and you want to watch Youtube, then when you go to youtube.com it will divert the youtube traffic to USA, likewise if you want to view Facebook in the UK, then that portion of the internet traffic will be diverted to the UK.
(Coming soon) HideAway can also be used to divert traffic from applications, like your internet browser or email program, or used to block or ignore traffic too.
It's like a flexible filter for your internet traffic, allowing you to divert internet via different countries, ports or IP address for websites and applications.
Which countries do you have servers in?
Feel free to suggest more locations to us.
USA Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Dallas
Canada Vancouver, Toronto
New Zealand Auckland
What makes HideAway different from a VPN?
Create rules for ultimate flexibility: (Coming soon) As well as being able to choose preset rules/channels for your favorite content, users can create custom rules to redirect, block or ignore traffic to different countries simultaneously. e.g. Direct all Google Chrome traffic to the UK, except youtube.com connects via the Netherlands, while Facebook.com and the Outlook email application connects via the USA.
Connectionless and hassle free: Because HideAway uses rules to redirect portions of a user’s internet traffic, it can always be left running. A regular VPN which needs to start up, take 10 seconds to connect, then the user needs to select a country to connect via, then disconnect after use. HideAway removes this annoyance because the user only sets up the rules they need. Even if you turn your computer off or switch between wifi and ethernet, HideAway will keep on working without interruption.
Faster Speeds: HideAway’s connection protocol is optimized for high speed, and combined with dedicated high speed servers you get low latency and faster upload and download speeds. Most users should see faster internet speeds when using HideAway, whereas most VPN’s reduce internet speeds by 30%.
Flexibility and better access: Because HideAway lets users setup rules to tunnel different websites and applications (coming soon) to different countries simultaneously, users doesn’t suffer the inconvenience of some other VPN’s such as having to connect to the service, then disconnect, or websites like Gmail becoming blocked because it thinks the user is in a different country, or printers, security cameras and backup hard drives no longer working because the computer is no longer local.
Faster and provably secure encryption: Most encryption slows internet connections down, but HideAway uses dedicated high speed servers with the faster and AEAD encryption so you won’t notice any reduction in speed.
What things can I do with HideAway?
• Connecting to different countries means you can access the video on demand, sports, movies, games and music in those countries.
• HideAway also lets you redirect software applications to different countries, and block unwanted websites and software too. (coming soon)
• (Coming soon) You can create your own custom rules to redirect your internet traffic elsewhere as you choose.
• Since you don't lose speed or increase latency with HideAway, it's perfect for games and streaming video.
• HideAway masks your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic so you can browse the internet in complete anonymity.
• HideAway will keep your wifi connection secure when you're connecting to public wifi spots while using non secure websites and email.
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