According to recent survey made by Wombat Security VPN became extremely popular at least in the US.
The results of the survey found that about 65% of respondents in the US had used a virtual private network on either a corporate or a personal device, while only 44% in the UK confirmed that they are using VPN.
23% of UK respondents said that though they knew what a VPN was, they still chose not to use one which is also higher than 16 per cent in the US.
Surprisingly as many as 33% of UK respondents did not even know what a VPN was compared to 19 per cent in the US.
VPN Usage in US in 2017
VPN Usage in UK in 2017
Top 5 Reasons to Use VPN
- Stay safe on public Wi-Fi
- Shopping online securely
- Protecting oneself against government snooping or ISP tracking
- Avoiding having your bandwidth throttled
- Removing geo-restrictions and blocks when traveling.
Recent events worldwide and increased cyber threats are quickly turning VPNs into a household name among both businesses and consumers.