Since all purchases come with both VPN and proxy service, you can choose which is most suitable for your needs without paying extra! You can configure your web browser to use your proxy account (with SSL support) or, you can configure your operating system or networked appliance to connect to your VPN account.
Each technology has advantages and disadvantages:
|Encryption||SSL connections: all data is encrypted end-to-end.
Non-SSL connections: Only data to/from the VPN server is encrypted.
|SSL connections: all data is encrypted end-to-end.
Non-SSL connections: No data is encrypted.
|Flexibility||You can not select which applications go through the VPN. All data sent/received by your computer passes through the VPN.||You can decide which applications go through the proxy and which applications use your direct internet connection.|
|Compatibility||If content (such as video) does not work with HTTP(s) proxies, it will definitely work with the VPN since the VPN is invisible to content/applications.||Some websites use special protocols that can not be properly handled by HTTP(s) proxies.|
|Support||OS/X, iOS, Windows, Android, any other appliances like the XBox, PS4, and even many network routers.||While all web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and IE support HTTP(s) proxies, other applications on your computer might not work with them.|
|Speed||VPN connections can be 1-3% slower than your regular connection because transmissions pass through an additional network hop.||Due to the use of server-side caching, your connection through the HTTP(s) proxy can sometimes be even faster than your direct connection.|