1. The User: To begin the VPN process, the user must sign up for a VPN service. By doing this, the user pays to use their servers. All this is needed to start using their VPN is to download the app, sign in, and then use it. While the user is logged in, all of the information sent and received over the internet is hidden.
2. Encryption: Encryption is the process of scrambling your information using a key so observers can not see your internet activity. There are many different ways VPNs handle this step but Secure Connect uses a proven method called SSL. The method SSL uses to encrypt involves confusion and authentication. First, your device and the servers agree on a key and then use that key to scramble your data. This prevents other devices from reading the data that is being sent. Then, your device makes the server prove its identity by having it issue its certificate. This prevents other devices from pretending to be our servers.
3. Servers: Once the user’s information reaches our servers, our system reassembles the message into plain text and then forwards it to your desired destination. While your information is being converted, some VPN providers store your information in the servers. This is called Logging. Usually this doesn’t happen, allowing your information to move onto the next step without any issues.
4. Plain Text: This information is in normal text and it is sent from the server to the destination. During this stage of the process, we focus on speed, making sure that your internet speeds are not delayed.
5. Destination: The destination website, server, etc gets your message and accepts it as if it is from your device. If it needs to send something to you, it goes through this process in reverse.