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Network security is becoming as big a deal as regular real-life security. Perhaps it's even a bigger deal already. You wouldn't leave your front door open with a flashing yard sign reading "Nobody's Home," and you shouldn't browse the web that way either. If you'd rather not worry about someone stealing your personal information and using it to take out a massive loan in your name before disappearing forever into history, then you need to lock up your internet travels with a VPN (Virtual Private Network). And hey, because we like you so much, here are some great deals on five of the best.
If you're looking for a VPN with nearly global coverage and a sterling reputation comparable to the Oprahs of the world, look no further than NordVPN. NordVPN has over 3,500 servers across 61 countries, so no matter where you're nestled, you'll be able to enjoy a secure internet connection. It's also one of the highest-rated VPNs on the market, with top ratings from PC Mag, CNET, PC World, and TechRadar. Using double encryption, NordVPN can keep all of your devices secure on any connection, even the WiFi hotspot at Starbucks. It also keeps zero logs of your browsing movements, so you can surf the interwebs with impunity. Normally a two-year subscription to NordVPN would cost you $286.80, but you can get one at 66 percent off for only $95.75.
Ivacy VPN allows you high-speed downloading capabilities with complete anonymity. What you do with those capabilities is up to you, but whatever it is, you can be confident that the secret government agencies and/or Lars Ulrich won't be kicking down your door. Plus, thanks to Ivacy's 450+ servers in more than 50 countries, you can watch region-blocked content and enjoy buffer-less HD streaming. And with the add-on NAT Firewall, your devices will be shored up against hackers, identity thieves, and government surveillance. Normally a lifetime subscription to Ivacy VPN would set you back $1,254, but you can slap 96 percent off that price and enjoy a lifetime of secure internet access for only $39.99.
With a single lifetime plan, VPN Unlimited Infinity will protect up to ten devices simultaneously anywhere in the world. That "anywhere in the world" will probably be all in your house, but what we're saying is you have options. This also allows you to easily add new members to the plan as your family unit grows, or remove members from the plan should friendships be destroyed by cruel misdeeds or the ravages of time. You'll get unlimited data and unlimited high-speed connections, so even if all ten devices are trying to stream Ant-Man And The Wasp at the same time, you won't notice a bit of slowdown. Normally the VPN Unlimited Infinity lifetime plan would cost you $525, but you can get it at 89 percent off for just $55.99.
Named PCMag's Editor's Choice for VPN options, Private Internet Access gives you unlimited bandwidth and Blowfish CBC encryption for completely secure, lightning-fast browsing (blowfish happen to be very secretive, so this holds up). You'll unblock region-restricted websites, so you can stream Canadian Netflix at high speed without worrying about anyone crawling into your network and stealing your credit card information. Private Internet Access also features built-in ad blocking, tracker blocking, and malware protection, so you can blaze across the internet without any malicious software stowing away on your device like a splinter cell waiting to strike. You can get a two-year subscription to Private Internet Access for $55.55, a whopping 66 percent off the regular price of $166.80.
Trackers and malware bots are two of the most common ways that nefarious characters on the internet collect and plunder your personal information. Spyware also slows your computer way down and sucks up your battery life like an electrical leech. Disconnect VPN blocks any tracking request trying to connect to your device, swinging a gigantic "Nice Try" hammer at any spyware or malware that comes close. (It's like Super Smash Bros., but the hammer is even more deadly.) It also increases your browsing speed up to 44 percent, reduces your bandwidth by 39 percent, and actually extends your battery life, considering you're no longer feeding an army of tracker bots. Normally a lifetime premium subscription to Disconnect VPN would cost you $500, but you can take 90 percent off and get one for only $49.
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