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Dashlane password manager adds VPN protection for total online security

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Using Dashlane VPN makes logging in from cafes and other public locations safe.
A VPN makes logging in from cafes and other public locations safe.
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This post is presented by Dashlane.

Here at Cult of Mac, we’re big advocates of using a virtual private network to stay safe and anonymous online. So when Dashlane announced it would build a VPN into its already useful password manager, we were thrilled.

VPNs add a vital layer of anonymity and encryption to any traffic that goes through them. When you use one, all your web traffic is encrypted and bounces through a widespread network of servers to mask the original IP address. That means extra security and privacy, even on public networks.

Password protection meets VPN

Usually, you would need a separate VPN service — either a standalone app or a browser plugin. But Dashlane built this VPN right into its existing platform. It’s a “one-button” solution. You just flip on the Dashlane VPN whenever you want. Any devices running Dashlane are protected at no extra cost.

Even if you close Dashlane, you can retain the VPN protection. (Depending on the platform you’re using, logging out of Dashlane may disconnect the VPN.)

One difference from standard VPNs is that Dashlane’s VPN doesn’t offer the option to choose the host country for your IP address. It will automatically choose the nearest server to where you’re operating, so it won’t help you get around location-based content restrictions on sites like Netflix and Hulu.

That said, your IP address will be masked. And you can enjoy all the other safety benefits of using a VPN.

Dashlane partnered with AnchorFree to power this VPN service. AnchorFree developed the VPN protocol it uses for iOS devices, called Catapult Hydra. On Macs, the protocol used is IPsec, an open standard protocol. The company has committed to never collecting or keeping any information from Dashlane users.

The bottom line is that Dashlane Premium users get VPN protection on any device, free of any additional charges or advertisements.

Start using Dashlane today — it’s free!

With a free VPN baked right in,  Dashlane is even better at keeping you safe online.
With a free VPN baked right in, Dashlane is even better at keeping you safe online.
Screenshot: Dashlane

When Cult of Mac chose Dashlane as its official password manager, we were already fans. With a straightforward interface and powerful protection features, it’s a great way to streamline logins and forms — and just make online life easier overall.

No matter how many sites or services you use online, you’ll just need one password to log in. It’s convenient — and way more secure than managing a bunch of passwords yourself.

If you’re not using Dashlane, you can sign up right now and take advantage of the free tier to store up to 50 passwords on one device. Or, you can bump up to the Premium or Premium Plus versions to add the new VPN service and other advanced features.

Get Dashlane now and boost your online security immediately.

Cost: Free, with premium features available

Download from: Dashlane