Tech & Science VPN usage soars across the world

00:51  26 march  2020
00:51  26 march  2020 Source:   techradar.com

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As more employees are working from home due to the coronavirus, global VPN usage is on the rise according to ExpressVPN.

Since the end of February, the VPN company has seen average global usage of its service increase by 21 percent with double-digit growth occurring in both Europe and North America.

In Europe, Belgium and France saw the highest growth rates at 43 and 34 percent respectively but VPN usage is up across the region as employees working remotely are using VPNs to protect themselves online or to securely access their companies' networks.

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Conversely, VPN usage continues to grow daily due to the convenience that users experience from using VPNs . In fact, 42% of VPN users use their VPN daily or Another factor that encourages VPN use is espionage and the desire to browse the Internet anonymously. Due to increased government

In North America, the US led the charge at 26 percent followed by Canada (24%) and Mexico (18%).

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ExpressVPN also revealed that the Asia Pacific region has seen the least amount of growth but this likely because it has been experiencing the effects of the coronavirus since January. However, the only exceptions are the Philippines and Malaysia which have been imposing stricter lockdown measures in the last few weeks and because of this, they've seen above-average growth in consumer VPN usage at 27 and 23 percent respectively.

Vice president of ExpressVPN, Harold Li explained why the service is seeing increased demand, saying:

“We are seeing strong demand in our services as more people spend more time indoors and employees around the world telework. Beyond using a VPN, we encourage users to practice good cybersecurity habits while working remotely.”

In addition to using a VPN to stay safe online while working from home, remote workers should also have antivirus software installed on their systems and update them regularly to avoid falling victim to the recent surge in cyberattacks.

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