First of all, lets talk about what is VPN. Virtual Private Network. Basically it’s a private network which lets users to connect to other users or remote sites using a public network, usually internet. It uses “virtual” connections routed through the Internet from the company’s private network to the remote site or employee instead of physical connections. In short, it is private network constructed within a public network infrastructure, such as the global Internet.
Why You Need VPN:
- To protect privacy, either on a LAN or a public hotspot.
- To stay Anonymous during Internet Surfing
- Full anonymity by hiding your real IP address.
- Bypass geographical blocks from certain websites
- Unlike a proxy, you get secured connection for all programs you are using
- Quality Network ensures your VPN service will be fast wherever you are in the world.
- Protection against your ISP
- Bypass ISP Blocking for VOIP Applications like Skype
Let's have a look at the top 10:
It is a free VPN client/server SSL VPN solution based on OpenVPN. It encrypts and anonymizes your network connection making your connection safe and secure.
You need to download and install the client and create a (username, password) to use this service:
2. Logmein Hamachi
It’s a great free VPN service from the well known guys who are behind the Logmein Service of remote apps management. It’s free for non-commercial and personal use.
No hardware required – A quick, simple and easy-to-use VPN that just works
Secure communications – Encrypted tunneling across public and private networks
Flexible networking – Combines the ease of an SSL VPN with the connectivity of an IP-sec VPN
Web-based management – Deploy to anyone, manage from anywhere, access anytime
Free for non-commercial usage – Absolutely free for non-commercial use
Its a japanese free VPN solution with technology developed by SoftEther Corporation.You can use PacketiX.NET online test service for free.Here’s what you can do with this service.
You can create your private Virtual VPN Hub. You can configure and use the hub for free.You can use all functions the PacketiX VPN software has to offer, such as creating a remote connection to your home network or uniting local networks at different sites. With our system, you won’t need to set up a VPN server with a global IP address yourself. The VPN server administration is done over an easy web interface:
4. Open VPN
Open VPN drives UltraVPN, OpenVPN is a SSL/TLS based VPN, it provides high security and privacy. The biggest difference between PPTP VPN and OpenVPN is you need install OpenVPN client software to use OpenVPN service, and OpenVPN DO NOT work on mobile devices such as Iphone, Ipad Windows Mobile and Android. But OpenVPN works on Windows, Mac and Linux:
5. Your Freedom
This one is basically not a VPN service but its performs almost the same function with great ease, hence i included this in this list.
It provides both a free and paid service. Free service limits to six hours of usage per day (up to 18 hours per week). You need to install a client on your system and a user name & password to use this:
6. Macro VPN
Just like other services MacroVPN offer free VPN service for the user's, it provides 128bit PPTP encrypted VPN Connection Service, protection on wifi hotspot. Normally assigned US based IP's:
7. Hotspot Shield
Hotspot Shield is a free VPN service which protects your entire web surfing session; securing your connection at both your home Internet network & Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless)
Hotspot Shield protects your identity by ensuring that all web transactions (shopping, filling out forms, downloads) are secured through HTTPS.Here also, you need to download and install a client to use it on your computer:
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8. Its Hidden
Itshidden is part of Port 80 Limited(Seychelles) company providing both free VPN and paid services of VPN
It creates a secure connection encrypting all the data protecting your privacy and securing you. You dont need to install any software. ItsHidden.com works on all Platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, IPhone etc:
This a free VPN service from Germany which helps you route you through a German IP. The free service is limited to 10GB traffic every month, which is more than enough for surfing on websites, chatting and email:
This is another free VPN service product of the World’s Gate, Inc which offers Internet solutions for information freedom in China and other regions.
You need to install a software client to use this: