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Millions of people around the world already use a VPN app (and if you’re not one of them, now’s the time to try). Some do so to protect the data they transfer, others want to hide their IP address or virtually change location, for example to watch movies and TV shows that are not available in their country. Every one of those core features is important, and we never stop working to ensure that Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection handles them all perfectly. In this post, we’re diving in to the latest updates to our application.

More choice, more speed

One of the most important parameters of a VPN connection is speed. In terms of data transfer speed, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection is a market leader, as independent reports confirm. Our solution handles streaming video, downloading files, and connecting to game servers particularly well.

Normally, the closer you are to the server, the faster the connection. That’s why we continually expand our network of servers — with excellent results. In the past year alone, for example, we have expanded our server count to 2,000, and with servers across 55 countries, you are sure to find a super-fast connection.

What’s more, to achieve maximum speed, you don’t need to choose manually from a list of options — the paid version of the app automatically determines which server offers the best connection speed and connects to it. If the automatic selection doesn’t suit you, you can connect to another point, choosing a country or even a particular city.

Content from any country is always available

For those who subscribe to Netflix but miss their favorite TV shows because they’re not available in certain countries, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection also lets users watch such content. They just have to connect to the right server.

Our solution lets you select not only countries, but also streaming platforms. In addition to Netflix, you can enjoy local content from Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Hulu, Disney+, and BBC iPlayer as if you were physically in the US, UK, Germany, or Japan.

New features to keep you safe

It should go without saying that your security remains our top priority. To ensure your protection at all times, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection turns on automatically when you connect to public networks or run certain programs, such as banking apps. The solution applies AES-256 encryption to all traffic to prevent data interception.

And when we say all traffic, we mean every byte of data: The Kill Switch feature blocks data transmission until a secure connection is established and prevents all interception attempts in any situation — for example, when you connect to a hotspot and your device comes online, but the data transmission channel is not yet secure.

We have supplemented Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection with the ability to set up a secure connection not only directly on your phone or laptop, but also on the router, using the built-in OpenVPN client. In such cases, the solution automatically protects traffic sent from all devices in your network, meaning you don’t have to configure the service for each individually. It also means that the secure connection will work for your smart TV, letting you watch content available only in other countries.

Now you can also use our secure connection on any device that supports an OpenVPN client, which covers, for example, Linux machines and Chromebooks in addition to smart TVs with Android TV or Fire TV.

Trust and privacy

When it comes to privacy, trust in the makers of your security solution is paramount. What information do the developers collect about you? How do they use it? If a company is not ready to answer these questions, think twice before placing your safety in its hands.

Kaspersky has been in the information security market for almost 25 years. We maintain maximum operational transparency and do not collect unnecessary data. In particular, Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection does not store your IP address outside the session, never records your Internet activity, and does not retain your name and e-mail address.

Our recent report on data processing describes in detail how and what we collect, store, and process; and, in line with the highest security standards, we reliably protect all of the user information we receive.

The trust of our millions of users worldwide is very important to us, and their feedback helps us further develop our applications. This approach is bearing fruit: Kaspersky VPN Secure Connection scores 4.5 out of 5 on Google Play and 4.7 out of 5 in the App Store based on thousands of reviews. Reviews in specialized publications also confirm the superior protection of our solutions and the openness of our data-processing policy.

Security that doesn’t break the bank

Change is good, but so is stability. Therefore, we left some things unaltered: As before, Kaspersky Secure Connection costs less than most other solutions in its class.

A completely free version of our solution is also available. It limits daily traffic and lacks some advanced features such as server selection and Kill Switch but still does a great job of protecting your connection.

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