What is Secure Core VPN?

Time4VPS VPN has a Secure Core feature that improves user privacy and data security by mitigating some of the risks from a compromised VPN server.

A common method to expose VPN traffic is to compromise the server that handles your traffic. This risk is particularly acute for servers located in high-risk jurisdictions. To mitigate this risk, Time4VPS has Secure Core servers.

1. What does Secure Core protect against?

Time4VPS’s unique Secure Core architecture allows us to protect our users from network attacks that other VPNs cannot defend against. A classic VPN setup involves a client passing traffic through a VPN server en-route to the final destination. If an attacker can get control of the VPN server, or monitor the network of the server, they will be able to match VPN clients with their traffic, nullifying the privacy benefits of the VPN.

2. How does Secure Core increase VPN privacy?

Secure Core allows us to defend against this threat to VPN privacy by passing user traffic through multiple servers. When you connect to a server in a high-risk jurisdiction like the US, your traffic will first go through our Secure Core servers. Therefore, even if an attacker monitors our servers in the US, they would only be able to follow the traffic back to the edge of our Secure Core network, thus making it far more difficult to discover the true IP address and location of Time4VPS users.

3. How do I activate Secure Core?

Secure Core is a feature included in all our Plans and can be activated as follows:

Windows Time4VPS application:

  • Download and install Time4VPS VPN, start the app and log in
  • Find and activate Secure Core under the country tab on the left.
  • Connect to the available servers in the list underneath.

Android Time4VPS application:

  • Install the Time4VPS Android VPN mobile app from the Play Store.
  • Tap the selector next to “Use Secure Core” to activate Secure Core.
  • Connect to one of the available Secure Core servers in the server listing.
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