Onavo is known for their application Onavo Extend, which allows you to shrink the size of data that you use before your carrier counts it against you every month. Onavo also released Onavo Count
in October of last year, which breaks down your data usage application by application in a visually beautiful manner.
Onavo has just released their third application in the iOS App Store called Onavo Protect. The application is basically a free VPN service that doubles as a Wi-Fi security application. Not only will you get the layer of VPN security, but you will also get warned when you are about to enter a malicious or phishing site. Harmful Web sites will be blocked for you automatically for your safety.
Notably, the application will also alert you when you connect to an unsecured Wi-Fi network and let you know when youíre about to share information over a non-secured Web site. These additional features help maintain your privacy and let you decide if you still want to continue with whatever you're doing.
Because Onavo Protect is a VPN service, you will see it in the Settings application in the VPN preferences pane:
Itís not entirely necessary to handle the VPN manually, as the VPN enables and disables itself automatically based on when itís needed. For example, if you put your device to sleep, the vPN turns off. When you unlock your device, the VPN initiates again (this sometimes takes a few seconds).
From the Onavo Protect application, you can access the application's preferences where you can enable and disable the protection or service on demand:
The application itself offers a detailed home screen that shows your current Internet connection status, whether or not itís secure, and whether or not you have visited harmful sites or given personal information on unsecured Web sites:
Think of Onavo Protect as an always-on VPN service that goes a little further and offers built-in security. Oh, and itís completely free without data limits! Check out the Onavo Protect video below:
For a mobile-friendly video link that works with our app, tap on the video link below:
If youíre interested in grabbing the application, and using the Onavo Protect service, you can download the application for free from the App Store via this App Store link
. It is a universal application for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Sources: App Store