VPN’s are starting to become a bit more mainstream as regular users begin to see the benefits of such a service. Now, with the release of the 2019 HP Spectre x360 13, ExpressVPN has announced it will come preinstalled on select HP consumer PCs.
The preinstallation will include 30-days of free service from ExpressVPN and the service will come on only certain HP PCs. The new Spectre x360 13 is included in the range of PCs that will come with the service preinstalled. VPN’s are useful for protecting your privacy, especially on public or shared Wi-Fi networks. They work by masking your IP address and replacing it with one generated by ExpressVPN. They also encrypt the data you are accessing and using on that network, making it harder for hackers to get to your personal data.
These features are especially valuable to travelers who connect to open Wi-Fi to conduct business.
“We are thrilled that HP has decided to include ExpressVPN as part of their security offering for consumers,” said Harold Li, vice president, ExpressVPN. “This relationship also reflects the fact that VPNs are now considered an indispensable tool for digital protection.”
“Our customers connect to a variety of unsecured public Wi-Fi networks on a daily basis, often without realizing the security and privacy risks,” said Mike Nash, chief technologist and vice president of Customer Experience, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “We are excited to be adding ExpressVPN to the set of security offerings to help our consumer customers protect their personal information on public Wi-Fi networks.”
VPN’s aren’t hard to use and even if you don’t take advantage of the HP offer we’d recommend finding one anyway. Most companies are comparably priced but make sure to read reviews and do research before buying. It’s always good to do some leg work before settling on anything security-related for your devices.