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What is VPN Split Tunneling?

Split Tunnelling does exactly what it stands for: split your internet traffic. With split tunnelling, you have the ability to route internet traffic through the VPN network or your local network.

VPN Split tunnelling protects the traffic you route through the VPN network, and at the same time, you don’t lose any access your local network and devices connected on that network. Available on Windows, Android, Android TV.

Why do I Need Split Tunneling?

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 split tunneling traffic sent through the VPN network goes through the split tunneling VPN server in an encrypted manner.

However, with split tunneling, you have the option to choose which traffic/information goes through the VPN network (encrypted tunnel) and the rest through your ISP (not encrypted tunnel). The option to route your traffic through the VPN connection or your ISP is a blessing especially when you don’t want to access certain websites without any encryption.

Benefits of having split-tunneling:

  • With this feature enabled, watch foreign TV shows/movies while using the internet with local IP addresses
  • Share P2P files without compromising your online privacy
  • Access devices on your local network while using the VPN

If you don’t have Split Tunneling enabled:

  • You won’t be able to access overseas and local content simultaneously
  • Transmitting all data through the ISP finishes your bandwidth
  • You can’t access LAN devices while you’re connected to the VPN client

The true advantage of using this feature is that it derives 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 by enabling this feature.

Is there a risk when using Split Tunneling?

Split Tunneling VPN is a robust feature that provides convenience to your internet activities. There are so many risks associated with split tunneling. However, when split tunneling VPN 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 VPN to exclude certain traffic from the protection of your VPN connection or VPN tunnel, your internet service provider or a third party could access that traffic. To protect your online activities, use only Split Tunneling VPN connections to protect your IP address when you handle sensitive data, access restricted websites or P2P with Kill switch protection. Now by using web services from local IP addresses. You can easily download safely without slowing down your other.

How does Split Tunneling works with the PureVPN apps?

With split tunneling in place, your internet connection reduces any jams and conserves bandwidth as the online traffic does not have to pass through the VPN split tunneling network. But the good thing to use Split Tunneling with PureVPN is that you’ve got unlimited bandwidth to protect your IP address and online traffic.

Secure Split Tunneling with VPN

Another advantage to 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.

VPN Split Tunneling on PureVPN's apps

•App for Windows: PureVPN's app for windows comes prepacked with Split Tunneling feature that opens great opportunities for you online.

•App for Android: PureVPN's app for Android boasts the revolutionary feature that provides convenience when you wish to watch TV shows/movies on your Android phone and access work files simultaneously.

•App for Android TV: PureVPN's app for Android TV is preloaded with exciting options and split tunneling tops the list. Configure it on your Android TV and enjoy an online experience like never before.

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