Cybercriminals have become sophisticated these days. They employ malware, botnets, ransomware, phishing attacks, denial of service, and website “drive-by campaigns” to infiltrate computer networks and steal sensitive personal information. The internet of things (IoT) has also opened avenues for cybercriminals to harm unsuspecting users. As a result, giant hardware companies like HP have embarked on a cherry-pick campaign to work together with cybersecurity companies such as ExpressVPN. This is a great way to enhance the safety and privacy of users while browsing the internet.
HP and ExpressVPN Strategic Partnership
ExpressVPN recently partnered with the giant tech company, HP. Through the partnership, HP’s new Spectre x360 13 will come preinstalled with ExpressVPN for Windows. There’s no need for new users to download their own VPN. The laptop offers impressive features, including an extended battery life of 22 hours, GPU/CPU upgrades, and robust privacy features.
The Spectre x360 13 comes with an on/off switch that electronically switches off the webcam when not in use. It also features a mute button for the integrated microphone and an LED indicator, fingerprint scanner, and face recognition scanner. Users get the added advantage of securing their online security and privacy from day 1. The inbuilt ExpressVPN protection ensures privacy and security when browsing the internet from unsecured public Wi-Fi networks.
HP will give users a 30-day ExpressVPN trial period, allowing you to test the software before opting for a monthly or yearly subscription. You can enjoy the fun of browsing US IPTV streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and PS Vue wherever you are in the world. According to ExpressVPN, the partnership is a win-win situation since HP has been seeking ways to keep its users secure online.
ExpressVPN is one of the most trusted VPN providers in the world. The software effectively protects you when browsing the internet from unsecured public Wi-Fi networks in airports, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Users currently enjoy a 30-day free trial period after which they can choose various subscriptions. ExpressVPN plans to launch more partnerships with other tech companies other than HP to enhance user privacy across various industries.
ExpressVPN’s TrustedServer Technology
Unlike traditional server technologies, ExpressVPN is backed by TrsutedServer Technology, the industry’s most cutting-edge server technology. Instead of writing user data to hard drives, the VPN runs on RAM to ensure that the server erases all data on every reboot. Whenever the server is rebooted, the entire software stack is reinstalled afresh. ExpressVPN is able to tell precisely what data is running on each server without generating inconsistencies.
Since its inauguration in 1939, HP has grown into a popular IT company that deals in a broad range of software, hardware, and similar IT products and services. The company produces industry-leading servers, PCs, printers, storage gadgets, scanners, plotters, networking devices, and other imaging gadgets.
In 2014, HP separated its PC and printers business from the enterprise sector to form HP, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise respectively.
What the Partnership Means for the Future
The strategic partnership between ExpressVPN and HP means more than just two organizations teaming up to improve user security and privacy. It’s a clear indication that tech companies are beginning to take cybersecurity seriously. For many years, cybersecurity has not been the primary focus of giant hardware manufacturers. Consequently, we’ve witnessed some costly data breaches, leaks, and theft of personal data.
HP has recognized that most of its customers are exposed to security and privacy vulnerabilities when browsing the internet from public networks. To serve their users better, the company has taken measures to ensure that users get all the critical ExpressVPN protection features from day 1.
Moving into the future, more tech companies are likely to partner with cybersecurity firms to enhance user safety and privacy. ExpressVPN is among the top VPN service providers in the world today, thanks to its robust speed, privacy, and ability to circumvent geo-restricted content. Following the partnership, several HP users will access the ExpressVPN service without worrying about purchasing the service separately.
About the author:
Jack is an accomplished cybersecurity expert with years of experience under his belt at TechWarn, a trusted digital agency to world-class cybersecurity companies. A passionate digital safety advocate himself, Jack frequently contributes to tech blogs and digital media sharing expert insights on cybersecurity and privacy tools.