It is important to have encryption on your iPad, iPhone and other Apple devices because it's the single most powerful way to protect all of them against viruses, malware, network attacks, browser vulnerabilities, hacking and phishing.
VPN-based security also protects you against identity theft in addition to active defense against unknown or emerging threats. Threats like zero-day viruses for which patches have not been released.
While you might consider Apple products safe, that safety is only relative. (It is not uncommon to find antivirus and anti-malware software for Macbook and iMac these days, and the reason for that is, you absolutely need them.)
When you're on the internet, you're basically surfing a wide, open and often un-monitored electronic domain where the boundaries between safe and malicious can often be a misstep in the wrong direction.
Unless you are anonymous, you're pretty much guaranteed to be tracked in under 5 seconds.
For iPad users, the mainstay of tablet security remains the one that is built into iOS. While that affords an average amount of “default” security, it can fail in surprisingly easy ways.
Neither iOS nor iPad are equipped to handle the barrage of new and sophisticated threats (including cross-device / cross-platform scripting attacks) because there is precious little safeguarding you against such security holes and privacy hacks.
These problems may also extend to your WiFi connection where slow speeds, frequent disconnections and other “noise” point not just to a poor network but also an insecure one. Most WiFi connections lack basic security and pose a high risk threat to your iPad.
In cases like these -- which occur more often than you realize -- it's the presence of an encryption security app that can literally save the day.
Developed with hands-off, automatic protection in mind, it does 4 very important things:
- Acts as a web shield, scanning and filtering safe websites from unsafe ones.
- Insures the integrity of your cellular or wireless surfing network by protecting it in real time.
- Blocks unsafe sites and prevents malicious apps from hijacking your Safari browser or tampering with iOS settings.
- Protects you against the little-known but highly dangerous man-in-the-middle (MitM) or man-in-the-browser (MitB) type attacks.
And finally, here's the real kicker that puts this app head and shoulders above the rest: It keeps you safe online even if your ISP or cellular data provider's servers have been compromised.
In other words, it lets you detect and bypass hacked or infected servers (automatically) so that your tablet remains trouble-free and super-fast at all times.