What is VPN Split Tunneling? You Might Not Need It (& here’s why)

split tunneling is a network feature that allows users to send a portion of the traffic through an encrypted private network while routing the rest through the standard open Internet wait what did you get that in this video I’m actually gonna break this down to much simpler words explain why this would be of any benefit to you and the health risks associated with it hi I’m Josh and there are a number of different reasons why you might want to use divide tunneling both for corporate and personal grounds but what I don’t want to do here is get too far into some IT or technological gibberish the best way to explain split tunneling is to visualize how our devices connect to the Internet and I’m going to use my computer as an example right now my computer has a single direct connection to the Internet where my data is referred and received when you connect to a virtual private structure or a VPN you’re creating an encrypted connection between your device and the VPN server and that VPN server access the internet on your behalf so that every single bit of data this sends and receives from your computer goes through that VPN server or that network server the benefit here is that the connection between your device and the VPN server is encrypted however that also meant that your internet moves might be a little bit slower because it has to route through another server and if that server has a lot of different users who are using a lot of bandwidth it can really situated a strain on that VPN server or that corporate structure and that’s where divide tunneling comes in you see when I’m connected on a split passage I have two communications one is my encrypted connection to the VPN while on the other side I have an open connection to the Internet now there’s a marry benefits now because I have an open connection to the Internet anything that goes through that connection is faster than if it went through the encrypted structure likewise it saves a lot of bandwidth not routing every single thing through the encrypted structure so how does this work in real life well let’s say you want to watch this YouTube video while you’re working if you make a full connection to your VPN not only are you encrypting every single part of this video unnecessarily I’m but you’re likewise putting additional strain on the network which could be your corporate system by using divide tunneling you can send and receive data from YouTube immediately through the internet while saving only those things that are most sensitive for the encrypted passageway this increases your internet accelerations while decreasing the network strain now the primary gamble here is that since you have to open connections to the Internet you might inadvertently transmit something that’s encrypted out through your open connection and once it’s out there you can’t get it back having an open connection to the Internet while maintaining an encrypted VPN connection there’s still some risk involved in that now this is a very simplified explanation of split tunneling but hopefully it gives you a better framework to understand the idea in the future if you have questions leave them in the comments below like this video and agree if you want to get more huge security related content from all things secured

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