What is a VPN?
A VPN is a virtual private network. VPNs were originally created for companies to give staff private access to network resources when they were out of the office. VPNs have always been encrypted with a high level of security and they are also ideal tools for improving individual privacy online, providing users with anonymous, secure IP addresses.
What makes Vest better than the rest?
Vest VPN is fully encrypted like many VPN services, but is a far more robust security tool because it dynamically detects online threats, malicious websites and ad serving websites, blocking them in realtime at source. Vest requires no software to be installed on your computer or mobile devices and there is no way a system can be compromised to bypass the protection Vest offers. Simply put, website content with a poor reputation is blocked, whilst genuine content is let through.
Why does Vest currently only offer UK IP addresses?
We are a UK based company and our systems are installed in ultra-high security data centres, ensuring the privacy and safety of our services. This level of security is not always available in other regions. However, as Vest grows and we are able to find only the most secure locations for our servers, will we roll out IP addresses in other territories.
How does Vest treat client data?
Vest does not record any information that is sent or received online by its customers. All information is fully encrypted meaning it cannot be snooped on or intercepted. Only you and the intended recipient can see the information you send or the content you download. All that is required from Vest customers is an email address and secure online payment to set up a new account.
Who runs Vest and why did you create it?
Vest is run by a team of online security and marketing experts with many years of combined industry experience. We started vest because we believe people should be given more choice about how they control their online privacy and security. We feel that convenience online often leads to sacrificing too much personal data and that individual internet users should have the tools, power and knowledge to reverse that trend. Vest's founders also want to combat the growing threat of online fraud and that is why we created a product which protects our customers' online security as well as their privacy.
Exactly how does Vest protect people from online fraud?
Our systems continually check the reputation of websites, putting fraudulent and virus-infected sites on a blacklist which is updated on a daily basis. Vest then prevent these sites from appearing until such a time that they are removed from the blacklist, if they are considered safe to visit once more. Vest also protects its clients against malicious apps on mobile devices.
How does Vest protect computers and devices from viruses?
Vest has a record of virtually every known online virus in its database and this list is updated on a daily basis. Vest works by preventing any virus infected files from being downloaded onto our clients' devices in real time, cutting off the virus at source and stopping infection dead in its tracks. All you would see in this instance is a friendly message telling you the virus has been blocked. On the flip side, if you have a malicious app installed on your smartphone or computer, Vest will stop the app from 'dialing home', preventing the leaking of data such as information typed into your device and/or files stored on your device.