VPN Gate Review: Free, But Should You Use It?

Saheed Aremu  - Security Expert
Last updated: November 7, 2023
Read time: 20 minutes
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A free VPN service that has limited features, and unreliable speeds and security.

Have you been wondering, “What is VPN Gate?” This review explains it all, along with a quick look at the providers’ history.

In 2013, at the University of Tsubaka, Japan, a group of researchers decided to conduct a network experiment. They’ve identified three problems, and the experiment should proffer solutions.

The first problem is that government firewalls restrict access to certain websites, creating internet censorship. China is a classic example of this, hence the popularity of VPNs in that region. The second is that IP addresses expose users’ details and can implicate them, and the third is the increasing risk of cybercrime.

To address these problems, they developed a VPN that utilized the bandwidth and CPU of volunteer computers worldwide. They called it VPN Gate.

What is VPN Gate?