Improve online security with ClearVPN
December 14, 2020
MacPaw is the company behind ClearVPN, the first truly personalized multi-platform VPN whose goal is to provide users with a more secure, individualized online experience.
For starters, what is MacPaw about? Founded in 2008 with headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine, the company focuses on software development: software cleaning tools and apps for MacOS and iOS are MacPaw’s main field. Their most known product is probably the CleanMyMac app, a useful maintenance tool for cleaning excess unused files from Apple’s Mac computers.
ClearVPN is MacPaw’s new creation, launched on November 17th of this year, but before we get into how ClearVPN works, we’ll explain what a VPN is in the first place, if you’re unfamiliar with the term.
A Virtual Private Network – or VPN – gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. VPNs act by masking your internet protocol (IP) address so your online actions are virtually untraceable. Plus, VPN services establish secure and encrypted connections to provide greater privacy than even a secured Wi-Fi hotspot.
You could be exposing your private info and browsing habits when you surf the Web or do transactions on an unsecured Wi-Fi network. That’s why a VPN should be a must for anyone concerned about their online safety and privacy. Whenever you’re running errands and connect your device to a Wi-Fi network that doesn’t need a password, any data transmitted during your online session – reading your emails at the coffee shop, checking your bank account while waiting in line for an appointment – could be vulnerable to eavesdropping onlookers that use that same network. VPNs help you keep your Web browsing anonymous, but they also guarantee encryption to protect all of your everyday online activities.
Lately, Virtual Private Networks gained traction in the mainstream – just think about ExpressVPN‘s and NordVPN‘s success – and their surge in popularity made various software development companies eager to set foot in this area as well.
Now, on to ClearVPN, the app primarily helps you in accessing any content and secure your online interactions. Since your online needs are of the utmost importance, whenever you want to encrypt the connection or gain access to websites blocked in your country, the app will instantly provide you with Shortcuts and choose the best idle server for your purposes.
These Shortcuts are based on your location, network settings and content demands in your region. For example, you can take a secure Shortcut with ClearVPN to access streaming sites or secure your online data, but also if you’re after unrestricted Internet or social networks.
Also, thanks to ClearVPN’s unique DynamicFlow technology, your network settings will be optimized and personalized, meaning that you won’t need to pick a server location or a country to browse the Web (unlike other VPN apps). The DynamicFlow analyzes your current network status and then connects you to the fastest idle VPN server available for secure, smooth Internet access based on what you want to do.
ClearVPN uses AES-256 encryption and cutting-edge protocols to keep your data always safe. Speaking of, your data – such as online activity, personal info, IP address – won’t be stored or collected by the app.
What about availability? This is a novelty, because MacPaw made the app available not only for MacOS and iOS, but also for Android and Windows.