The software is a proprietary client for the CyberGhost VPN service, allowing users to browse the internet anonymously by hiding their IP address and encrypting their connection. As a result, it provides privacy and security benefits. The service can also be used to get around geo-blocking on many types of content.
The most basic elements of the CyberGhost service are free, but the free service is limited in terms of its range of functions. Free users are able to use the 'Unblock Basic Websites' feature entirely without charge and this will allow them to get around internet censorship, website bans and other blocked content.
CyberGhost VPN is completely safe and has been independently verified to contain now spyware, malware or malicious threats. Moreover, its use can help to make internet connections safer and more secure, even when a user is connected to an insecure public Wi-Fi service.
The CyberGhost VPN service is completely legal to use. Questions surrounding the legality of VPN services tend to stem from the fact that they can be used to facilitate illegal activities, such as downloading copyrighted music or films. While this practice is illegal, there are plenty of legitimate uses for CyberGhost VPN.
The initials VPN stand for 'Virtual Private Network'. Essentially, when utilising a VPN service, like CyberGhost VPN, users have access to a private network, which offers a safe, encrypted tunnel to transmit data across the internet. The user will take on a different IP address, masking their true location. With modern VPN services, the technology is typically used to increase security, provide online anonymity and bypass online censorship.
VPN services can be used for many different reasons, but allow users to hide their IP address, effectively giving them anonymity and potentially allowing them to appear as if they are in a different part of the world. This can then be used to circumvent regional content restrictions and blocked websites. In addition, VPNs provide an encrypted internet connection, making browsing the internet safer and preventing activity from being monitored.
Aside from the Windows version of the client software, CyberGhost VPN is also available for the iPhone and Mac.
CyberGhost has a strict policy of no data logs, meaning it does not track or keep records of the websites users visit, or the files they download when using the service. No IP address logs are kept, the service does not log either sign in and sign out times and it is not realistically possible to connect a real person to a CyberGhost VPN account.
The software provides support for the OpenVPN, IPSec , L2TP / IPSec and PPTP encryption protocols. Generally, for most users, OpenVPN is the recommended encryption protocol.
The company itself is based in Romania, which is significant, because it is not a country covered by mandatory data logging laws. This means that the company is under no legal obligation to track and store user data, which helps to the company to guarantee the privacy and anonymity of its users.