VyprVPN Adds VPN Kill Switch

The team at Golden Frog continues to innovate their popular VyprVPN client software.  The latest feature will help protect user privacy anytime the VPN connection drops.  It can happen for a number of reasons and when it does the new VyprVPN kill switch will make sure you stop communicating with the outside world until the VPN connection is reestablished.  The new VPN kill switch feature is live in both the Windows and Mac clients.

VyprVPN VPN kill switch

Anytime I hear the words kill switch it makes me think of governments that use Internet kill switches in times of political unrest.  It’s normally a terrible scene when this happens.  The opposite is true for a VPN kill switch.  It’s there to protect the user.  There are a few ways to set up the VyprVPN kill switch.  They outline them well in the “Customize your Kill Switch Settings” section of this page.  Here are the three levels:

  • Application Level  – Kill Switch will only function when you are logged in to VyprVPN. If VyprVPN is disconnected, Kill Switch will automatically block your Internet connection.
  • System Level – Kill Switch will block Internet traffic even after you exit VyprVPN. You will not be able to access the Internet until you connect to VyprVPN.
  • LAN – Configure Kill Switch to allow or block LAN traffic.

The connection settings page for configuring the VPN kill switch is well organized.  I don’t think you’ll have any trouble configuring the kill switch for specific applications.  If you do the VyprVPN support team is always there to help.  This is a very important feature so setting it up right is worth asking questions if necessary.

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