Simply put, Internet Kill Switch aka IKS is a feature provided by PureVPN for shutting down your internet connection for a variety of reasons, one of the prominent of them being able to prevent cyber attacks or revealing your identity in an event when your VPN connection drops.
Interestingly, the US and Chinese governments have been known to utilize the same tool to protect the identities of their employees. Fortunately, the same feature has now been made available to PureVPN users as well.
Why has the Feature been added?
Seeing how online security has become more than a concern, it only makes sense that the feature is made available for PureVPN users as well.
Even though PureVPN is a top-notch service, there is no harm in having additional tools available to enhance and improve security. Keeping this in mind, the built-in Internet Kill Switch feature not only becomes a line of defense for when there is a sudden disconnection, but it guarantees your identity is not compromised for any reason whatsoever.
Benefits of Internet Kill Switch
Now the real question here is how the feature can help individuals and businesses. Here are a couple of benefits to look forward to:
- Immediate shut down of internet connection upon VPN disconnection, thus ensuring your anonymity remains intact.
- Prevents hackers and cybercriminals from exploiting weaknesses when the VPN disconnects.
- Serves as a preventative measure for users who tend to connect their devices to unsecure networks.
The benefits of the feature serve just as well for businesses, if not more, as it does for individuals. Businesses can essentially make sure their networks are well protected more easily, especially since confidentiality is an issue that cannot be compromised for any reason whatsoever.
How to Activate Internet Kill Switch via PureVPN
So how do activate Internet Kill Switch in the PureVPN app for Windows? It is actually quite simple, and can be made possible by keeping the following steps in mind:
- On the PureVPN's app, click ☰
- Click Settings, and then 'Show Advanced Options'
- Under Security, check the 'Activate Internet Kill Switch' box, and voila, you are good to go.
Enough emphasis cannot be placed on the fact that this feature is a must for any and all internet users concerned about their online security and anonymity. Enable the feature today, and feel free to browse the internet unlike ever before. What more could you possibly want?