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VPN Apps: A Simple Mobile Security Solution

By 2014, mobile Internet will take over desktop Internet usage. More people on the mobile web means increased concerns about identity theft, online security, and data security. Fortunately, there’s a mobile solution that exists ass this tech boom continues to explode: a VPN app.

There are tons of security and anti-virus apps out there, but a VPN app provides secure and anonymous web browsing and access to blocked websites in addition to the security protection. It’s online security as your browse the web, not after-the-fact when you download something or scan your device. A VPN app also assigns your device a new IP address, hiding your real one from tracking cookies and hackers.

An example of a great VPN app to consider is OCShield’s Datagard, which is available on the Android platform. Windows Phone and IOS-compatible apps are in the works. What makes this app particularly good is that it won’t slow down your device, increase your data consumption (or the cost), or put a strain on your battery life, all plusses for security apps as a whole.

A VPN app is also a better choice for mobile security than other apps because it is much more comprehensive. A VPN blocks against spyware, malware, and viruses, while preventing you from going to spammy or phishing websites. It’s very much an all-in-one security solution: route your entire web browsing through a third-party whose sole purpose is to protect your and your data. Not bad for a small monthly fee. It’s certainly much easier and cheaper than dealing with a stolen identity or weird credit card charges or a messed up mobile device.

In the future, online security and mobile security could become the same thing, with so many people suing the mobile Internet. But, for now mobile security is something all by itself and one of the best ways to have that security against any and all threats is with a VPN app. It’s better than having multiple security apps that could be a burden to your device, or dealing with a problem like malware or a malicious website because you don’t have the right security measures in place.

Written By

Allison Midori Reilly is the CEO and Founder of Stirring Media, LLC. Stirring Media, LLC is a content marketing and news production firm that provides content marketing and business blogging services to the small business market. Prior to that, she was a freelance writer, who was published in over a dozen print and online publications, such as, American City & County,, Transport Topics and St. Louis Commerce Magazine.



  1. Allison Reilly

    May 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    If interested in learning more about the Datagard app, here’s a link to the app’s site –

  2. TracyAnn0312

    June 1, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Then this security application can be a better idea in order to prevent your IP address from tracking. Due to the wide use of Internet in your society, we want to make sure that we can surf freely without tracking by the hackers. Thanks for another information you have shared in your blog.

  3. Shifna

    June 5, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for the Mobile Security Solution. i am really impressed by your post!

  4. Biodun

    June 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    VPNs improves security and and provide greater access to remote users. A great benefit of a VPN is that it saves cost, provides lesser costly telecommunications solution.

  5. Justine Powell

    June 12, 2012 at 8:15 am

    With VPN, no need for crappy antiviruses. All-in-one protection guaranteed. I already tried a VPN from a friend. It seems like it slows down my internet speed. Is my analysis true?

  6. Alec Farell

    June 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I really hate all those security suites installed on phones. They tend to slow down the mobile phone, to drain the battery, to give you all the stupid messages ‘are you sure that…’. I was hoping that someday, a proactive method to counter the viruses and mallware will appear on mobile phones and it looks like this day has come. Thank you Allison! You made my day!

  7. Lakshmi Balu

    June 13, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Mobile anti viruses and VPN seem like they are from different worlds. Well, VPN app seems to be from the present millennium of course! Mobile web is fast growing and embraced from a teenager to a professional investment banking consultant. The data stored on the phones these days are some crucial data and if this exposed to a potential risk, the loss is not repairable! VPN app as you have endorsed impressed me but a small monthly fee quote is what I am eager to know! Thanks in advance!

  8. Alex

    June 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Mobile Security is extremely important like you say above. One of the best ways to avoid mobile security issues is by staying up-to-date. I wrote an article of the differences between keeping up-to-date on Android vs iOS.

    Mobile Security: Apple iOS vs Android

    Thanks for the info!

  9. Sam

    September 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Quite strange that untill now your phone is allways sold without any security programs or apps.
    It’s also strange that you never hear of any virus breakouts on mobile phones.
    I think virus makers should be able to easily infiltrate mobile phones through hacked websites….

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