Mac VPN are different from that of Windows. That is, Mac doesn’t execute .exe files. If you are looking for remote access from your Mac, check out this post: Remotely access Mac computers.
VPN stands for virtual private network. This is a technology included in the Windows 2003 server which helps enable cost-effective, secure remote access to a private network. VPN allows administrators to use the internet to help provide the functionality and security of private WAN connections at a much lower cost.
In Windows Server 2003, VPN is enabled using the Routing and Remote Access service. It is part of a comprehensive network access solution which provides support for authentication and authorization services, and advanced network security technologies. VPN connections use either Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) or Layer Two Tunneling Protocol/Internet Protocol security (L2TP/IPSec) over an intermediate network, like the internet.
Using the Internet as the connection medium helps to reduce the cost of things like long-distance phone service and hardware costs associated with using dial-up or leased line connections. A VPN solution includes advanced security technologies such as data encryption, authentication, authorization, and Network Access Quarantine Control.
Now let us look at three of the best VPN clients for Windows.. also please do let us know if you’ve used any other vpn clients for windows through the comments.
AlonWeb is a free VPN provider. It uses the standard OpenVPN tunneling service, which hides your original IP address and helps you visit sites which have been made restricted to your computer, all of this without ever being caught. The only drawback that this client has is that it injects advertisements to the pages a user browses through their service.
The vpn servers of this client are located in Panama and the Netherlands. The user has the freedom of selecting the server you want to use from the main website itself. It allows users to transfer a maximum of 1 GB of traffic every month, which is normally enough for browsing normal websites but not for downloading music or movies from the internet. With AlonWeb, the user automatically gets to use the OpenDNS servers.
UltraVPN is a VPN service based in France. This client actually hides your connection from the unwanted ears and eyes of the person who has blocked certain applications in your computer and enables you to use them.
Ultra VPN client is also based on the OpenVPN service. The usage for this provider is unlimited, with bandwidth up to 500Kb/s, depending on the network conditions.
CyberGhost is another very good VPN service. This service is based in Germany. Unlike other VPN service providers who hide your original IP address, this client actually allows you to route through a German IP address.
The usage is limited to 10GB every month, which is more than enough for surfing on websites, chatting and sending and receiving emails. This is definitely a very good choice if you are opting for a free VPN service for Windows.