The Future of VPNs

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How virtual private network software has evolved since the 1990s demands wonder about how it will develop in the coming years. Many of the VPN features and even the entire VPN infrastructures that we use and depend on today were imagined only over a decade ago. For instance, residential VPNs like tuxlerVPN are a part of the evolution of VPNs since they were originally devised to aid in remote network access. What has been achieved in the VPN arena so far is simply remarkable.

But where exactly do we see VPNs in the future? Do you think VPNs will be passe? What does the future of VPN look like?

Let’s take a look at what the current trends say about the future of VPNs. Please note that this is just us predicting how VPNs will look and evolve in the future. We could be right or we could be way off the mark. And there’s only one way to find out.

How Will VPNs Look in the Future?

At tuxlerVPN, we think virtual private networks (VPNs) will continue to serve their purpose well into the future. What was originally developed for remote network access is now an essential privacy tool. VPNs today help everyone from network professionals to home users to access the internet without any inhibitions. This is the most important reason why we think VPNs will continue to be relevant.

That being said, the humble VPN as we know it and how we use it might undergo some changes. Here’s what we predict will happen to VPNs in the future in general:

  • VPNs will be a built-in feature in apps and systems
  • New types of servers will come up, making VPN connections faster
  • VPNs will be resistant to VPN blocking
  • VPN companies will build stronger geofence breakers
  • VPN companies will still be competing for market share

Research on all these changes is already likely happening. At tuxlerVPN, we’re already looking at expanding our residential IP network so that you can access websites regardless of what country they are based in. This can further ease how you navigate the web, including those areas that are largely inaccessible due to stringent censorship and geoblocking measures.

The Case for VPN’s Relevance in the Future

We believe decades from now VPNs will still be used globally as a way to unblock censorship, increase privacy, and access the free web. We say that because of the increasingly rampant internet-related regulations around the world.

For starters, internet censorship is on the rise since the start of the twenty-first century. Several countries selectively curtail their citizens’ access to the web, forcing them to look for alternative methods. Even developed countries have some restrictions when it comes to online content. People in the United States using a VPN to access geo-blocked streaming content is a good example. The blame here is not on the countries but on websites that geo-hide content to uphold contract-bound copyright restrictions.

Sociopolitical upheavals, wars, and natural calamities will continue to emphasize the relevance of VPNs as an efficient way to access the internet. It is also possible that VPNs will become a grail for even general internet browsing. During the 2022 protests in Iran, millions of citizens depended on VPNs to access online forums when the government disrupted the internet. Similar cases have been reported historically in countries like Turkey and Afghanistan. Countries’ censorship also demands VPN’s IP routing power so that citizens can access the content they need for research, education, and professional purposes.

As long as governments continue to play with the rights of their citizens when it comes to internet access, there will always be a demand for VPNs. That demand may wane, but that will only be due to the widespread activation of built-in VPNs across applications, routers, smart TVs, and network systems.

In any case, we at tuxlerVPN believe VPNs will be essential products in the future because of three main reasons:

  • Remote access to network resources, databases, and applications
  • Privacy strengthening and surveillance prevention
  • Tackling censorship, copyright issues, and cross-border regulations

How do you think VPNs will evolve in the future? Let us know and continue to read the tuxlerVPN blog for more interesting insights.

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