Nowadays, the use of remote access between geographically dispersed information networks is gaining ground. This issue is also important in business automation departments. Computer networks need a VPN server that will allow remote subscribers to use private network resources over public networks.
VPN as a Technology Solution
Very often a modern person, developing his business, has to travel a lot. These can be trips to remote corners of our country or to foreign countries. Often people need access to their information stored on their home computer or on the company’s computer. This problem can be solved by arranging remote access to it using a modem and a telephone line. The use of a telephone line has its own characteristics. The disadvantages of this solution are that a call from another country costs a lot of money.
There is another solution called VPN (virtual private network). The advantage of VPN technology is that the organization of remote access is not done over a telephone line, but over the Internet, which is much cheaper and better. To organize remote access to a private network using VPN technology, you only need the Internet and a valid IP address. And any user from any corner of the globe will be able to log in to the network if he knows the IP address, login, and password
Browsers with Built-in VPN
Some modern browsers are equipped with a built-in VPN client that allows the user to browse websites anonymously without the need to install additional software (VPN clients for Windows) or even extensions for the web browser itself. VPN has a big “advantage” over UR Browser – you don’t have to install it to understand that it doesn’t work! At least nothing came out on the tested computer. We downloaded the browser installer from the official website and launched it.
In the process of writing this review, attempts have been made to use web browsers with a built-in VPN function to connect to the network. Unfortunately, not all browsers function normally (at least from the territory or they did not “want to work” specifically in our case). We decided to save you time and tested the web browsers that appear on the first pages of search engines when you enter the query “browser with built-in VPN”. And here are the three most common browsers that fail the test:
- UR Browser.
To begin with, this browser doesn’t have a VPN feature built-in. When a web browser is installed on a computer, the driver for a virtual network device – “TAP-Windows Adapter V9” is additionally installed, along with the “OpenVPN” software (that is, a separate “classic” VPN client). However, this VPN client is still managed from the browser interface, so it can hardly be called built-in.
2. Epic Browser.
Epic Browser has a big “advantage” over UR Browser – you don’t have to install it to find out that it doesn’t work! At least nothing came out on the tested computer. We downloaded the browser installer from the official website and launched it.
3. Globus VPN Browser.
Why is the word “Browser” singular in this subheading? Because at the moment only one single browser has a real working VPN function – this is the free Opera. To provide a VPN service to everyone, without exception, this browser does not install anything superfluous on the computer (at least, no TAP adapter drivers), does not require any registration, and does not filter users by their geographic location.