When the user connects to the VPN server, it creates a secure encrypted tunnel which then passes to the greater internet. By default any and all traffic sent through the VPN network goes through the VPN server in an encrypted manner.
However, with split tunneling, you have the option to choose which information goes through the VPN server (encrypted) and the rest through your ISP (not encrypted). The option to route your internet traffic through the VPN or your ISP is a blessing especially when you don’t want to access certain websites without any encryption.
The true advantage of using Split Tunneling drives from its convenience. The feature helps improve your work efficiency. Let’s say you’re traveling abroad, for accessing the country’s local content; you can route the traffic through the internet and for accessing your home country’s content, you can route the traffic through the VPN network.
Split Tunneling is a robust feature that provides convenience to your internet activities. There are so risks associated with split tunnelling. However, when split tunneling is enabled, users bypass PureVPN’s AES 256-bit military-grade encryption that’s there to secure your online activities against hackers, cybercriminals and prying eyes.
If you set up split tunneling to exclude certain traffic from the protection of your VPN, your internet service provider or a third party could access that traffic. To protect your online activities, use only VPN-protected connections when you handle sensitive data, access restricted websites or P2P.
With split tunneling in place, your internet connection reduces any jams and conserves bandwidth as the internet traffic does not have to pass through the VPN server. But the good thing about using Split Tunneling with PureVPN is that you’ve got unlimited bandwidth.
Another advantage of using split tunneling is when a user is working on various sites with different functions on both networks throughout the day, split tunneling prevents the user from having to repeatedly connect and disconnect.