IPVanish introduces new Threat Protection feature

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IPVanish is one of the longest-standing VPNs on the market, which is a testament to the high-quality core service that it offers. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t seek to broaden its offering and innovate as well, which is exactly what its new Threat Protection feature offers.

Threat Protection with IPVanish offers an additional layer of defences that will come built in with their VPN apps for Fire TV and Android.

It does a range of things including blocking malicious content such as malware and spyware, blocking trackers, and also blocking third-party adverts as well.

What are the key features of IPVanish’s new Threat Protection feature?

The new IPVanish does a number of extremely useful things that will help boost your online security.

First, there is tracker blocking. This new feature will block third party cookies and tracking scripts that are specifically designed to monitor what you are doing online and send that data back to the host company.

With IPVanish’s new Threat Protection feature, these won’t work on your devices, meaning you can browse the web in confidence.

Every bit as annoying as trackers are online ads, which can really impact your internet experience by cluttering your screen and blocking pages you want to read. They also slow websites down a lot.

But the new IPVanish Threat Protection feature prevents content from being delivered through ad networks and stops third-party advertisements from ever appearing in your browser in the first place.

This simple step means you can enjoy a cleaner, safer, and faster browsing experience.

IPVanish’s new Threat Protection feature also includes measures to protect you from malicious websites too. Sadly, the internet is rife with sites that seek to download malware, ransomware, spyware and all sorts of nasty things onto your device, not to mention the millions of phishing sites there are out there too.

With the new IPVanish Threat Protection feature enabled, you can browse with confidence knowing that when you try to connect to such a site, the feature will proactively prevent you from access it and so keep you safer online.

How does IPVanish’s Threat Protection feature work?

If you are thinking all this sounds too good to be true, you aren’t alone. But it’s genuine, and what is more, this feature is seamlessly integrated with your IPVanish Android and Amazon Fire TV app.

Once the feature is activated, it ticks along in the background, keeping you safe online without you having to do anything more about it.

The feature continuously analyses your web traffic as it seeks to identify and block potential threats before your site visit request resolves. As a result of this work, IPVanish can provide you with a smoother, safer online experience, all while ensuring your privacy online is protected as well.

The feature includes a sophisticated filtering technique that uses block lists updated in real-time. These ensure your app has the latest threat information at all times and so is able to keep you protected.

How can you activate Threat Protection on your IPVanish app?

If you want to take advantage of this new feature from IPVanish, you can do so on your IPVanish Android and Amazon Fire TV app right now.

All you have to do is update your app to the latest version (if you haven’t already done so). Then, just navigate to the settings menu and scroll down. You will find Threat Protection listed in the Advanced Protection section.

Once there, just flip the switch to enable the Threat Protection feature to come online.

It’s that simple but IPVanish users should note that the feature is not currently enabled by default so you do have to go and switch it on manually.

It is also currently only available on the IPVanish apps for Android and Fire TV at this stage. We have not seen any indication of when it will be rolled out on other apps yet.

But we are a big fan of this app feature so hopefully it wont be too long before we see it included in all IPVanish apps.

Author: David Spencer

Cyber-security & Technology Reporter, David, monitors everything going on in the privacy world. Fighting for a less restricted internet as a member of the VPNCompare team for over 7 years.

Away from writing, he enjoys reading and politics. He is currently learning Mandarin too... slowly.

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