We’ve covered anonymous surfing, and the applications designed to facilitate this, a number of times in the past two years here on Tech Thoughts.
Interestingly, previous reviews of anonymous surfing applications have been read disproportionately by readers from Middle Eastern countries. There are obviously more reasons to surf anonymously in these countries, than in others.
Anonymous surfing (the use of an anonymous proxy server between a user and the Internet), offers protection against snooping web sites, annoying advertisers, employers, or even curious family members. And, if the large number of readers fro the Middle East is any indication, from repressive governments.
Additional reasons for for choosing anonymous surfing include, surfing in internet cafe, public terminals in libraries, or hotel business center hotspots. All are “hangout spots”, frequented by hackers.
When surfing anonymously, your web browser talks to the proxy server; the proxy server talks to the web site. Effectively, this means the web site does not know you; it knows only the anonymous proxy server.
You have a number of choices when it comes to anonymous surfing. You can use a free proxy server service; some of which are quite good and up to the task; most however, are less than reliable.
More reliable and safer, in my view, is to download and install a client application which manages the details of anonymous surfing for you.
Anonymizer Universal is a fee based anonymizer application with a difference – it’s PC, Mac, and iPhone, iPod touch, iPad compatible. Anonymizer Universal, routes all of your Internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel from your computer, or iPhone, to Anonymizer’s secure and hardened servers. Anonymizer Universal then changes your real IP address to a different untraceable IP address each day, to ensure continuous anonymity.
Whether you are using a Web browser (such as Internet Explorer‚ Safari‚ Firefox‚ etc.)‚ checking email‚ using an instant messaging program‚ or conducting any other type of personal online business‚ all of your activities are protected.
Total Network Security
All Anonymizer Universal’s servers and authentication procedures are completely secure and can only be accessed by Anonymizer.
Universal compatibility across platforms–Mac‚ iPhone‚ and Windows
Secure mobile Internet access from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
Concurrent logins that allow you to be protected on your mobile device and computer simultaneously
Powerful encrypted L2TP/IPSec VPN connection and tens of thousands of untraceable rotating IP addresses combine for the ultimate protection for all your online activities‚ from Web browsing to email and chat.
The advantages of L2TP/IPSec VPN technology include:
An encrypted tunnel for all of your Internet traffic as it travels to Anonymizer’s secure servers.
Confidentiality and security as your data and personal information travel the Web.
An extra layer of protection for your Wi-Fi no matter where you connect.
All ports and protocols secured (outgoing mail port 25 is blocked).
Proprietary IP Rotator Technology
Trialed and tested Anonymizer IP Rotator technology guarantees your anonymity every time you connect online.
Each day‚ your computer’s IP address gets replaced with a different‚ anonymous IP address.
Your daily‚ anonymous IP address comes from a pool of tens of thousands of U.S. IP addresses that are ordinary and untraceable.
Windows XP‚ Vista, Windows 7 (Microsoft .NET framework)
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – iPhone OS 3.0 or greater
As the global leader in online privacy, anonymity, and identity protection solutions for over 15 years, Anonymizer continues to push the envelope with products that allow consumers and organizations to remain safe, secure, and anonymous each time they go online.
Proprietary Technologies—Customizable Solutions
Our proprietary technologies allow us to provide solutions that address the needs of home users, businesses, and other customers. In addition, our state-of-the-art solution sets can be uniquely adapted and customized to meet the needs of any client.
Billions Protected—and Counting
Each day, Anonymizer’s solutions protect the identities and privacy of worldwide users as they go online. With a pristine 15-year history of protecting customer online identities, our products have protected billions of Web searches and personal communications. Anonymizer has set the standard in Internet privacy solutions.
A one year home user license is $79.99 USD. Visit the developer’s site for more information.
If you are more inclined to go with a less costly, or even a free solution, then checkout OperaTor and XeroBank – Anonymous Surfing Tools, here on this site.
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