I won’t beat around the bush. If you’re doing anything that you’d like to be kept a bit secret from your ISP then you need a VPN. Whether it be streaming, torrents or something in-between, online privacy is something you need to be looking at.
However, it’s always been something that many people have shied away from – it can be seen as complicated and confusing, so Hide My Ass (yes, it’s really called that) are trying to make the process a lot simpler. A VPN encrypts your data and routes it through remote servers, keeping your activity, your identity and your location private.
The new service offers three levels of service. You can have …
INSTANT MODE – This will let you secure your connection with a single button swipe
LOCATION MODE – As you’d expect, this will let you maintain secure access to all the sites you use at home, bypassing geo-restrictions while travelling abroad. Great for if you want to watch BBC content but you’re abroad.
FREEDOM MODE – This will connect to the fastest available server in the closest country and is ideal for those campaigning for free speech.
Pricing is monthly, with one month costing £6.99 – however you can pay less per month by paying for longer. As an example, 12 months will see you paying £3.99 per month.
Using the service is as easy as downloading the relevant app and off you go. Oh, and AVG are behind the service, so you can definitely trust it. They have over 900 servers in 340 locations with more than 100,000 IP address choices. You can even avoid the apps and setup the VPN on your home router.
Get more detail in the press release below or head to Hide My Ass.
HMA! MAKES VPN EASY WITH NEW INTERFACE, CUSTOM MODES
· HMA! Pro VPN for desktop now offers individual connection modes that automatically configure the VPN connection for the user’s goal
· All modes locate the fastest server available from HMA!’s vast VPN network
· Instant mode offers quick and easy set-up; location mode browsing from over 200 server locations; freedom mode is for bypassing oppressive censorship laws
Hide My Ass! (HMA!) today launches a new version of its Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. Developed to encourage those who have never used or considered using a VPN to control how and when they share personal data online, HMA! Pro VPN v3 offers a streamlined, friendlier interface, to do one thing: make VPN as simple as possible.
HMA! Pro VPN v3 users can now choose one of three easy-to-use connection modes, to fit their specific needs:
This mode lets users secure their connection with a single button swipe, at home or on public WiFi. As with every connection mode, HMA! speed testing technology connects users to the fastest available server in their location.
Instant mode is the best option for casual users who want secure internet access with minimal fuss—for example, when using WiFi at a café.
This lets users surf the net like locals, wherever they are in the world, by choosing from one of over 200 global HMA! server locations. Location mode is ideal for users who want to maintain secure access to the favourite sites they normally use from home, bypassing geo-restrictions whilst travelling abroad. It also allows users to change their IP address to access their favourite websites in other locations.
This progressive mode aims to give voice to those living under or—as are journalists—working in censorship regimes. Freedom mode lets users connect to the fastest available server in the closest country identified by HMA! as safe and pro-free speech.
“Here at Hide My Ass! we firmly believe that absolutely everyone has the right to safe, secure and uncensored internet access, regardless of their age, location, or degree of tech-savvy,” said Danvers Bailleu, COO at HMA! “Our newest version is testament to this belief, providing a VPN service that is uniquely accessible and easy to use. We create products for VPN users who simply want the best connection, whether they are avoiding censorship or just want enhanced security and privacy without having to think about choosing a server. In today’s digital world, fraught with snooping companies, governments and hackers, the need for VPNs has never been greater. This new version brings the myriad benefits of a secure, private and free web to a much wider audience.”
HMA! offers market-leading coverage, with well over 900 servers in 340 locations offering more than 100,000 IP address choices. The new version is also one of the only VPNs on the market to offer multiple languages. v3 is available in French, Italian, German, Spanish and—vital, considering current restrictions that make access to freedom mode all the more important—Turkish. Users will also benefit from 24/7 technical support from HMA!’s dedicated customer service team. The HMA! team is even on hand to guide users through setting up a VPN on their home router, to protect their household from Internet of Things-related hacking.
Until August 31st 2016 HMA! is offering discounts on its subscription packages: a one-month subscription costs £6.99 (13% off), a half-year subscription £4.99 a month (38% off) and a year’s subscription £3.99 a month (50% off). All HMA! Pro VPN subscriptions come with a 30-day money back guarantee.
For more information, please visit www.hidemyass.com.