Secure Tunnel VPN

Why should you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network)? And why should you use Lockdown's Secure Tunnel over other VPNs? We dispel misinformation and give you the transparent truth.

Main Benefit #1: Privacy

Your IP Uniquely Identifies Your Activity

Your device sends your personal IP address to every site and app you use. which records your browsing activity. Unlike the browsing history on your computer, you can't erase the records of your browsing saved on sites. These records may be kept forever, sold to third parties, or used in other ways — there's no way to know.

A VPN Gives You An Anonymized IP

A VPN hides your real IP by being your "middleman" to sites and apps. Instead of directly connecting to sites, you connect through the VPN first, so the IP that sites see is the VPN's IP, not your IP. And because the VPN's IP is used by thousands of others, it's extremely difficult to associate you with activity from the VPN.

Your ISP Sells Your Personal Information

When you use the internet, you first go through your ISP, so your ISP has an exact record of which websites you've browsed, as well as potentially any sensitive data (health, financial information, etc) sent through them. And if they aren't already, your ISP can and will sell your data, due to recent rollbacks in privacy regulations.

A VPN Encrypts Data Against Your ISP

When you use a VPN, instead of going through your ISP first, your device goes through the VPN first. The VPN securely encrypts all the data between you and the app or site you're visiting, so your ISP can't see the websites you've browsed, or the personal information you send and receive through the web.

Main Benefit #2: Security

Half of Sites Are Insecure, Public Hotspots Are Unsafe

Connecting to hotspots or wifi at places like coffee shops, airports, or even friends' houses can expose your browsing activity and personal data. Because the hotspot is not controlled by you, someone could be silently eavesdropping on the wifi network, or the hotspot itself could be stealing or phishing for data. Over half of websites are still vulnerable to this threat.

A VPN Encrypts Everything You Send And Receive

The same encryption used by VPNs to protect against ISPs is used to provide a baseline of protection for data you send and receive on public wifi and hotspots. And even though recently, there have been more sites that use HTTPS encryption to mitigate this threat, only half of all websites are doing this. Plus, HTTPS encryption isn't always a guarantee of security.

Other Benefits

Change Your IP's Location

If a website or app doesn't work in the place you live, a VPN allows you to reroute your traffic through a different region of the world. This can allow you to viewing content you might otherwise be missing out on, and sometimes can even get you lower prices for your online shopping.

Reduce Invasive Tracking

Many tracking companies use your IP to follow you online and bombard you with advertisements on different websites. A VPN gives you a different IP, helping to mitigate this creepy behavior — and is best combined with tracking script blockers for maximum effectiveness.

Caveat: Bad VPNs Are Worse Than No VPN

Dishonest & Poorly Secured VPNs

All the security and privacy benefits above depend on your internet traffic going through your VPN first, so if your VPN's servers are not properly secured, then the hackers have direct access to all your browsing and data you transmit. Because it takes time and resources to keep servers updated and patched, a VPN company may prioritize their profits instead of investing in sufficient security.

For example, a popular VPN provider that spends millions of dollars on ads (ironic, considering they're supposed to be a privacy company) was hacked multiple times, waited a year to disclose the breach, and still to this day is lying about what happened.

Malicious VPNs

Ever wonder why sometimes VPNs are free or deeply discounted? No, they're not being super generous and sorry, you didn't "snag an amazing deal". Since your internet traffic passes through the VPN, they can and do spy on you to mine personal data, steal bandwidth for botnets, inject ads into browsing, and more.

Here is a recent example of a popular VPN with millions of users that was blatantly lying about being secure and "no-logs" - a data leak exposed over a terabyte of their users' data and logs, including passwords.

How To Choose A VPN You Can Trust

You can't just pick an expensive VPN and assume they're good. You also can't just pick a VPN with a "good Privacy Policy", because companies lie on their Privacy Policies, know full well that nobody actually enforces Privacy Policies to ensure they're abiding by them. Worse, many companies are offshore, outside of any kind of consumer protections.

The problem with VPNs and apps in general are that they're black boxes, meaning that nobody has any idea what the company is actually doing on the servers and behind the scenes, other than the VPN company itself. So we came up with a standard for companies to earn your trust through transparency, called Openly Operated — it's a set of requirements that allow the public and experts to evaluate the trustworthiness of apps.

 

The Only VPN with Proof of Privacy

Anyone can make privacy claims. We're the only ones that prove the claims.

Lockdown's Secure Tunnel is the most transparent VPN in the world. It makes three main privacy claims that are backed by direct proof from its open source code, and it's the only service in the world that allows anyone to examine and verify them. This proof is also independently audited by multiple third parties:

  1. No Logging User Traffic
  2. No Access To User Data
  3. Uses Modern Security & Encryption
Read the comprehensive audit reports below:
Openly Operated Report

Other VPNs

  • Log And Sell User Data To Third Parties

  • Inject Advertisements In Web Pages

  • Closed, Black Box Operation

  • Lie On Their Terms and Privacy Policy

  • No Audits, Partial Audits, or Incomplete Audits

Secure Tunnel VPN

  • Openly Operated: Trust Through Transparency

    • See Proof Of Our Privacy Policy
    • • Open Source & Open Infrastructure
    • • Fully Audited By Privacy Experts
  • Anonymize Through 12 Regions (More Soon)

    USA
    UK
    France
    Ireland
    Germany
    Canada
    Japan
    Australia
    South Korea
    Singapore
    India
    Brazil
  • Ridiculously Fast: Up to 300mbps Download

 

How To Get Started

Activate Your Free 1 Week Trial

It's easy to activate Secure Tunnel. Simply download and open Lockdown on your iPhone or iPad, and then tap the button under Secure Tunnel.

When the button shows TUNNEL ON, Secure Tunnel's protection is active. You may exit the app and you'll continue to be protected. Optionally, you can tap Set Region to set your closest region for the best performance.

Press & Media

The transparency of Lockdown's Secure Tunnel (previously Confirmed VPN), as covered by the largest tech news outlets.

"Confirmed VPN wants to bring transparency to the VPN industry"

- TechCrunch

"Openly Operated wants to make privacy policies actually mean something"

- The Verge

"Confirmed VPN update makes it the first open service with third-party audits, open source code, more"

- 9to5Mac

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