What is the purpose of Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection
22 December 2023
Public Wi-Fi networks may be under-protected, for example, if a Wi-Fi network uses a vulnerable encryption protocol or a weak password. When you make Internet purchases over insecure Wi-Fi networks, your passwords and other confidential data are transmitted in non-encrypted text. Hackers can intercept your confidential data such as your bank card number and obtain access to your money.
When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection checks the security of the network. If the Wi-Fi network is not secure, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection prompts you to enable a secure connection via a specially allocated server located in the region you specify. When VPN is enabled, data from a website is first received by the allocated server. Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection then sends the data to your device over an encrypted secure connection.
Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection provides the following advantages:
- Safe use of banking websites and payment systems
Hackers will not be able to intercept your bank card number on a website when you make online payments, book hotel rooms, or rent cars.
- Protection for your secret information
No one will be able to determine the IP address of your device or your location.
- Protection of your privacy
No one will be able to intercept and read your private correspondence on social networks.
- Enjoy your favorite movies online
Stream HD videos and movies without turning secure VPN off.
You can use this functionality only if you have the right to use the respective service and its contents and comply with third-party rights and applicable law. More about application usage restrictions.
- Downloading files
Quickly and securely download files from online file hosting services and torrents.
- Split tunneling
Enable a VPN connection when using selected applications. Select the applications that will connect over a VPN connection and the applications that will connect over an ordinary connection.
Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection can also be used for other types of network connections, such as a local Internet connection or USB modem connection.
By default, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection does not prompt you to enable VPN if the HTTPS protocol is used to connect to a website.
Changing your location when visiting banking websites, online stores, social networks, chats, or email websites can trigger anti-fraud systems. Anti-fraud systems are intended for analyzing online financial transactions for signs of fraudulent operations.