What is the use case for web security vs vpn?
Can someone from the community help me understand the use case for when I would use web security versus when I would use vpn? I’m new to BitDefender and am a former Norton-Lifelock customer but unlike N-L, BitDefender seems to force users to make a choice between whether web security runs versus the new vpn product (although my understanding is that the issue existed on the original vpn product as well).
N-L had similar web security and vpn offerings but both could run concurrently. But apparently not the case per BitDefender Support…. It’s as designed.
So from a user perspective, I’m on the web at a Starbucks on a public WiFi and I have web services on to protect me from things like phishing, but then I surf to Amazon.com to purchase something using my credit card. I’m thinking web security doesn’t help me to cloak my credit card usage, so does BitDefender suggest I make a manual decision to turn on my VPN or protect myself from phishing as I surf around the internet on a daily basis?
Im thinking I’m simply misunderstanding something. Perhaps in this use case I presented, I pick the vpn to encrypt my session but try to surf only to previously known and safe sites?