In light of last years revelations of many privacy-infringing stories including the NSA’s privacy-invading PRISM program, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising to find out that people are seeking more secure ways to enjoy the Internet.
A new report from Sandvine – mostly focusing on general internet traffic changes – does indeed confirm the rise of encrypted internet traffic, with America showing a jump from 2.29% early last year to 3.80% this year. Europe, it should be said, leaped massively, increasing encrypted internet traffic from 1.47% to 6.10%.
If you haven’t gone to the trouble of encrypting your network, we recommend you get on board. After all, you don’t want to be the one exposed, do you?
Protect Yourself with a VPN…
So it would seem we have a full-blown trend on our hands, and one with a genuinely useful societal purpose to boot. Encrypted internet traffic is one of the few ways to keep your information out of the hands of snooping governmental agents. So where should a prospective customer start?
Fortunately for you, FlashRouters has no shortage of recommendations. In fact, we’ve spent years detailing the wisdom of subscribing to VPNs, and we’re affiliated with more than we can count. Check out our official supported VPN provider list if you don’t believe us.
And the reason we align ourselves with these companies is because they provide a service that is hard to come by these days: total peace and comfort about your online presence. By routing your online information through servers that VPNs set up all over the world, you’re securing your sensitive data, making sure hackers and identity thieves can’t get to it.
Any VPN service on the above mentioned list is worth your time, but if you need a few recommendations, we’re always happy to point our customers to stellar services like IPVanish, NordVPN, CyberGhost, and PrivateInternetAccess. Consider your emails, credit card numbers, and other sensitive pieces of data, safe in their hands.
VPNs are also useful for world travelers. Geographical web restrictions are a thing of the past when you travel with a VPN. You can watch your Netflix Instant queue in New Zealand, or the BBC from America. The internet is your oyster with a good VPN.
…And a FlashRouter
If you want your VPN experience to be as fluid and hassle-free as possible, we’d also recommend that you take a look at some of our routers.
As the video above demonstrates, a FlashRouter is a powerful, versatile device that will allow you to take charge of your WiFi in ways you’d never dreamed. By flashing all of our routers with strong replacement firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato, we make it so that you can extend your wireless range, access advanced security options, and even control how your bandwidth is allocated with a FlashRouter.
But the real draw here is our VPN-capability. If you subscribe to any VPN service provider on our official supported provider list, we can send your FlashRouter ready to work with your VPN service right out of the box. Skip the tricky installation process and let FlashRouters handle the hard stuff.
Moreover, if you hold on to your old router, you can take advantage of our popular dual router setup, which allows you to switch between your local network and your VPN with incomparable ease.
Best Routers for Encrypted Internet Traffic
No matter what kind of router you’re looking for, or what price range you’re in, FlashRouters has something for you. Everything from sleek and powerful economy options like the Linksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 DD-WRT Flashrouter, to our pride and joy, the newly added, networking powerhouse known as the Netgear R7000 AC1950 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter. We’d also recommend checking out our best-selling routers of 2014 list, as well as our list of the most popular DD-WRT routers.
We’ve got the solution to protect, maximize, and future-proof your network.