People rarely work solely in offices anymore, and they still rely on accessing the computer wherever they travel to perform their job. Many people travel around the world, and in some countries, accessing the internet poses problems for the employee because of geolocation restrictions. These are a problem for travelers, and makes getting data from the home computer difficult for travelers, but there are some solutions to remedy access from these geolocation restrictions.
There are different software packages that identify the geographic location of the computer when the user is trying to log on to the internet. The problems arise internationally when certain locations restrict access to the majority of web sites around the globe. There are different software packages that identify the geographic location of the computer when the user is trying to log on to the internet. The problems arise internationally when certain locations restrict access to the majority of web sites around the globe. With this issue, website blocking isn’t happening in the session’s originating country (i.e. in the country that the browser is in). It is happening in the destination country (the country where the website exists). In addition, the website is not being blocked by governments, but by the website itself. Examples of this might be BBC or NetFlix, which can only be viewed online from within the host country. Accessing these sites through a VPN server that is within the country makes it look as though the person requesting access is within the country. Thus, access is granted.
There are a number of solutions that allow users to access these restricted sites regardless of where they are in the world, and that is via a personal VPN. The servers of these websites (ones from the originating country) monitor all traffic. With the use of personal VPN these websites only see the traffic from the computer to the VPN, and nothing more. It generally appears to be a “local” server, and access is granted. Privacy is ensured, anonymity is guaranteed because the IP address is not tracked back to the computer itself, it’s only tracked to the VPN server that the tracking agency “sees”.
The personal VPN solution completely unblocks all geolocation restrictions because the users are no longer going through the server at the host country. The users are accessing the internet sites through the VPN server, and this access has no way of being tracked down. These agencies can only see the VPN server being accessed and nothing going past that server; plus all data is encrypted when it leaves the computer to go to the server, and the data returned from the server is also encrypted.