Virtual Private Networks are created for various reasons that suit the user, but most especially, they are being created to protect user privacy and bypass online restrictions.
This is a VPN service based on OpenSSL library and it allows users to browse and stream without exposing their identity, transfer files securely over the Internet. This application is designed for Mac users that are highly concerned about their online security and privacy.
After connecting to one of the over 2000 servers spread across 20 countries, the application immediately routes all the data you have transferred through a remote server, thereby encrypting your Internet activities and also concealing your IP address and location information. In hiding your IP address and location, the application uses the IP address of the server you connected to as your public IP.
The application comes with features that enable you to detect and block malicious websites. To further bolster your online security, the application also ensures that all the websites you do visit use HTTPS, a security protocol that makes it impossible for people to track or intercept your Internet activities. While the application offers its VPN service for free, it displays an ads banner at the top of the main window.
Overall, the application provides you with security and privacy when making use of the Internet.
Hotspot Shield for Mac is licensed as freeware for Mac OS operating system. It is in anonymous proxy category and is available to all software users as a free download.