Many users have already switched to VPN and it is quickly becoming the world’s go-to security tool for browsing content online.
You do not need to be an expert to know that the use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) is on the increase. But, according to a new report released by Market Research Future (MRF) the use of VPN is expected to skyrocket by 2022.
MRF has reported that the global VPN industry would be worth in excess of 106 billion Dollars in the next five years. While those who have been backing the services of a VPN may not be surprised by the news, the latest report confirms that usage is set to drastically increase in the coming years.
In the report, it states that an increase in the number of online threats in recent years has led to consumers finding alternatives for their online privacy. Previously VPN products were thought to be only for industry workers and those with a tech background. Basically, it would only be used by the people who understood the insecurity of the internet.
Security breaches which have recently made the news, have made members of the general public more aware of their security online. It has also enforced their need for additional online security.
In the past, many users have made use of software which came standard with their computer and free with their bank accounts such as fee Kaspersky given out by UK bank Barclays. But, the general public is now, more than ever, aware of their privacy when using the internet.
This is something which a conventional security-suite like anti-virus cannot guard against. In this case, a VPN has become the go-to security tool for most average users because it offers to protect their privacy. Additionally, providers of VPN services are becoming household names.
In the report industry leaders including IPVanish, NordVPN and VyprVPN are mentioned. And, it is likely that these names will become more well known in the future. In addition, positive reviews and further feedback will push even more users to sign up with similar reputable providers. This will leave the lesser known and poorer quality providers to fall by the waste side.
It is widely believed that as VPN technology becomes more well known many leading security-suites will be keen to join the crusade. This will then give traditional VPN providers a true run for their money.
Already Kaspersky has launched its own inbuilt VPN service and AVG managed to acquire Privax the leading company behind VPN service, HideMyAss. Additionally, the parent company of Norton, Symantec bought SurfEasy. More recently, however, Cloudflare added Neumob to their internet security artillery.
There is absolutely no doubt that when it comes to consumer lead VPN, the USA is well in the lead. This may be partly due to the discoveries of Edward Snowdon in 2013 which may have led many users to drastically consider their internet security.
China and India were also mentioned in the report. This is because as mobile internet becomes more widespread, governments in countries such as China have had to continually block access to websites which are freely available to citizens in the west.
China has also said that it would completely block access to VPN services. Undoubtedly, regardless of the country you live in, a VPN is now a vital tool. Not only for your protection online but also to bypass censorship and geo-restrictions.