A confidential tool a few years ago, reserved for players and security specialists, thehas become a almost indispensable today for surfing the Internet, whether surfing incognito or accessing blocked content. It is valid on his sa or his to the extent that decided to integrate it directly into .
So far onlyoffered in a “native” way a in his , but Microsoft has therefore decided to imitate its competitor, and thus to pull the rug out from under Google and Chrome, whose respective browsers require the addition of an extension, often paid for, to take advantage of a VPN. On the Mozilla side, the VPN is free, but it is not integrated directly into .
To surf anonymously and safely
A technical support document, sourced by reveals that Microsoft is developing its own secure network called Edge Secure Network, and that it integrates VPN functions. This feature is already available to some Windows beta testers, and can be found in Canary, the development version of Edge.
This function Edge Secure Network actually uses the Cloudflare service to encrypt the traffic and thus avoid being traced. Cloudfare is this service that is a hit in Russia to allow censorship to be circumvented. This function thus prevents an Internet service provider from monitoring your web browsing since youris replaced by that of Cloudflare. Russian people use it to or to access blocked by the Russian.
A limited tool
However, while Edge Secure Network encrypts your data, it does not offer any form of location protection. Clearly, even though it allows browsing the web using a Cloudflare IP address, the location is still tied to your regional address. The tool is not designed to mislead on its geolocation, and it will therefore not be possible to connect to a service prohibited in Europe or in France because of theor to access US versions of or Amazon Prime.
Another limit: you can’t choose your favorite server to go on the Internet, and you have to be content with the one offered by Cloudfare. Finally, Windows Latest specifies that there is a limit in theof data with 1GB of free data per month and it requires syncing this feature using your Microsoft account.