Find out who is behind the invisibility cloak. Ask our VPN wizard anything

Alexandru_BD
Alexandru_BD admin
edited May 12 in Security Research Team

As our lives grow more digital each day, one of the biggest challenges we are faced with is protecting personal information. By definition, a VPN does just that by securing data transfers and keeping your identity private. VPN is one of the most effective ways to stay anonymous while connected to the Internet, thanks to its ability to encrypt your traffic and redirect it through secure, private servers. But how does it work?

Our next guest in the Expert Community is... anonymized (for now). He uses VPN all the time because, well, his team developed both the VPN included by default in your Bitdefender product and the Premium version as well. Although his identity is currently encrypted, he was kind enough to share some insights about himself:

I've been working with Bitdefender for the past 15 years, pioneering different projects across multiple business verticals. I’m passionate about what I do, I love watching my daughter grow and in my spare time I won’t say no to a good game of snooker while secretely hoping Christian Bale will star in another Batman movie.

Got any VPN questions? Do you want to know how a secure VPN can protect your online privacy, keep your digital footprint under control - and why it's important to make sure you choose the right one? Let us know in the comments below and our VPN specialist will reveal himself in an exclusive video where he will answer all your questions.

Let the questions flow and stay tuned!

Comments

  • Giryoku
    Giryoku Defender of the month ✭✭

    Is it (even) essential to use a VPN on secure networks, like your home network?

  • Giryoku
    Giryoku Defender of the month ✭✭

    How important is it to be connected to a VPN? And do you need to be connected all the time? Or only on open networks?

  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭✭

    What are the benefits of a VPN connection? Thanks for your answer.

    Win8.1Pro64bit-TotalSecurity26.0.18.75-Firefox102.0

    Android11(April1,2022)-MobileSecurity3.3.175.2012-Central3.0.10.76

  • mrmirakhur
    mrmirakhur Moderator, Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 18

    In general, what is the need of using the VPN when I know the websites that I am visiting on daily basis are safe & secure. Also, I know I have bitdefender actively running in background to protect me from malware and malicious/ phishing websites.

    Additionally, I am using uBlock Origin, AdGuard AdBlocker, Ghostery, Privacy Badger & Disconnect extension with all the filters activated on my web browser, without slowing down the browsing speed. I am also using extension HTTPS Everywhere & have disabled WebRTC in my browser.

    So, do I still need a VPN.

    Regards

    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)

  • mrmirakhur
    mrmirakhur Moderator, Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Alexandru_BD, @Mike_BD

    When is this scheduled to happen !

    Regards

    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)

  • Hi,

    We are collecting all the questions from here, social media and the ones received on private channels as well and our VPN specialist will soon reveal himself and answer to our community members in a video. We'll share it here and on YouTube when it's ready.

    I know he's running on a very tight schedule these days, so I didn't want to apply more pressure and fix a date, to leave room for the unexpected, as his work is as dynamic as an IP :)

    We'll sync in the upcoming days and make this happen. Stay tuned.

    Cheers!

  • mrmirakhur
    mrmirakhur Moderator, Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 20

    @Alexandru_BD, @Mike_BD - 1 month and counting, since this post was created, and we are still waiting.

    Regards

    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)