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What is Proxy? And How VPN is Better than Proxy

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Jan 28, 2016
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Similar to a VPN, a proxy too operates on the same principles of directing your traffic through another server instead of the one designated by your ISP. The point to note here is that there are two types of proxy servers, public and private, but only private or paid for proxies/proxy servers provide any real stability or reliability. Furthermore, the security of data on even a paid proxy server is questionable.

Disadvantages of Proxy:

SOCKS and HTTP/HTTPS are the most used proxy protocols. Both SOCKS and HTTP proxies come without any encryption. HTTPS proxies, however, offer some reliable protection but since proxies inherently are not designed protect data or traffic, the security is only limited to the browser. Moreover, proxies, free and paid, are regularly accused of and proven to pass a user’s original IP address to the destination site, blowing the user’s security cover to bits. Finally, using proxies requires a user to configure them individually on each application (email, browser, third-party apps), which makes using them a tedious and time consuming process.

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Because of these disadvantages and threats to a user’s security, PureVPN does not offer proxy services to its users.

We offer a premium VPN service and below paragraph will help you understand why VPN is a lot more reliable and useful as compared to a proxy.

What is VPN?

A VPN is a least 10x more sophisticated than a proxy because it makes you anonymous and gives you security. A VPN constructs a secure tunnel using army-graded protocols (PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OpenVPN) between your computer and your desired designation. This is not it; A VPN also uses high-level encryption to encrypt all the traffic passing through it servers. This way, only designated servers can decode the communication. The secure tunnel only allows encrypted traffic to pass through it.

VPN vs Proxy – Comparison:

For a better understanding, we have prepared a side-by-side comparison between a proxy and a VPN:

VPN Vs Proxy Comparison

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