According to the Bleeping Computer website, Microsoft has started to make the use of native VPN available in the Edge browser for some users and will soon be able to allow the free feature for all users.
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Called Edge Secure Network, Microsoft Edge’s native VPN uses Cloudflare technologies (a company focused on the security of applications, websites, APIs, and other resources) to ensure safer browsing and less prone to leaks. Through routes on Cloudflare, Edge encrypts the connection, which makes user data more “hidden” from criminal attacks.
Microsoft Edge should gain a built-in VPN to ensure more secure connections for users. Source: Getty
According to the publication, the tool has been under development for about a year and is finally being tested by some selected users. However, if all goes well, Edge Secure Network can be used by everyone who has Microsoft Edge on their device.
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When the user turns on the feature, the Microsoft Edge VPN sends all traffic through an encrypted tunnel to create a secure connection. This means that all URLs, including the most suspicious HTTP ones, can be accessed with more peace of mind since browsing data is still preserved — even though the practice is not recommended.
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However, it is important to remember that Edge Secure Network is not a substitute for a more robust VPN tool, as it does not have all the functionality that a dedicated resource has.
The Microsoft product does not allow, for example, to choose the connection regions and it may not work as well for streaming (that is, you cannot access Netflix and other platforms if these contents are blocked by the VPN).TecMundo discount coupons: