The internet has made life amazingly easy, but it also exposes individuals and businesses to a myriad of cyber threats. Other than hacking and malware attacks, internet users are now faced with KRACK vulnerabilities when browsing from unsecured public Wi-Fi networks. As more and more businesses embrace the idea of remote workstations, there is an increasing need to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), which has become an increasingly popular tool for small businesses.
A VPN is simply a series of virtual connections routed over the internet. It works by encrypting your data as it is transmitted back and forth between the internet resources, like servers, and your client machine.
HP and ExpressVPN Partnership
ExpressVPN has partnered with HP to give consumers instant privacy and security solutions when browsing the internet. Over the last few years, VPNs have proven indispensable in providing digital safety. Through the partnership, HP consumers will be protected from Day 1. The new HP Spectre x360 13 will now come pre-installed with ExpressVPN protection. Customers are treated to a 30-day VPN trial period, after which they can choose to sign up for monthly or annual subscriptions.
Since many customers connect to a wide range of unsecured public Wi-Fi networks on a daily basis, they are exposed to several privacy and security risks. By adding ExpressVPN to HP’s set of security offerings, consumers will get an extra layer of protection and safeguard their privacy online.
About HP Company
HP (Hewlett-Packard) is a popular multinational Information Technology firm that sells a myriad of software, hardware, and other business services. Its product lines include web servers, PCs and other computing devices, storage solutions, networking products, software, printers, plotters, scanners, and many more.
Founded in 1939 by David Packard and William R. Hewlett, HP launched as the first garage startup. It began manufacturing audio oscillators from a modest car garage. Over the years, HP has expanded its product line to devices like printers, PCs, scanners, and enterprise products and services.
HP Spectre x360 13 Features
The next-generation Spectre x360 13 comes with premium craftsmanship, improved security features, and impressive performance and mobility. It’s a perfect device for today’s tech-savvy consumers seeking extraordinary device experience. More often, premium users desire beautiful, highly-mobile devices that suit their on-the-go lifestyles. The HP Spectre x360 13 impressively combines the innovative design and mobility with robust security and performance capability, which allows consumers to pursue their dreams without limitations.
Other interesting features of the HP Spectre x350 13 include:
1| Beautiful and Purposeful. The device comes with an amazing decrease of 13% in size from the predecessor. The industry-driving 90% screen-to-body proportion and a 2.8 lbs frame make the PC highly-mobile – all while increasing power. The device comes with an optional 400-nit show, HP’s first 4K OLED 13-inch slanting showcase for impeccable viewing, antireflection for outdoor viewing, and factory color calibration.
2| Powerful and Connected. The HP Spectre x350 13 has been verified to the target specification and user experiences through Intel’s “Project Athena” innovation program. With twice the performance of the previous generation model and the quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, this is an extremely powerful machine in a slim body. You can get up to 22 hours of battery life – enough to power you through the day. Moreover, the HP Command Center allows you to optimize performance by prioritizing tasks and apps.
3| Secure and Smart. Statistics indicate that 60% of computer users physically block their device’s webcam to feel safer and avoid online spying. Fortunately, Spectre x350 13 comes with a Webcam Kill Switch to keep users safe from webcam hacking through the physical on/off switch that electrically turns off the webcam when not in operation.
4| ExpressVPN’s TrustedServer Technology. ExpressVPN TrustedServer is today’s most advanced VPN server technology in the IT industry. It effectively wipes out all data on every server reboot. The VPN servers run on RAM only, meaning that the servers don’t write to the hard drive. Every time the server is restarted, the whole software stack is reinstalled afresh. And that’s not all; ExpressVPN can tell exactly what runs on individual servers without causing inconsistencies.
If you’re looking to keep your digital footprint private, you should always access the internet through a premium VPN service that doesn’t collect your data. The main purpose of a VPN is to encrypt your online traffic and prevent hackers and ISPs from accessing your data. That’s why it’s advisable to stay off free VPNs that often store, sell, or share user data with advertising agencies and other third parties.
Jack Warner is an accomplished cybersecurity expert with years of experience under his belt at TechWarn, a trusted digital agency to world-class cybersecurity companies. A passionate digital safety advocate himself, Jack frequently contributes to tech blogs and digital media sharing expert insights on cybersecurity and privacy tools.