Do You Need a Dedicated IP Address With Your VPN?

CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhost VPN has launched a new feature: a dedicated IP address, intended to provide reliable access to IP-restricted networks.

VPNs typically have the same set of features across the board. “VPN A” will boast a price, a number of connections, support for so many operating systems; “VPN B” will try to trump that, perhaps with a cheaper price, more connections, and shout about its logging policy. 

That’s been the way for years, but recently CyberGhost VPN has added a dedicated IP address service. Available as an add on, it’s intended for anyone who always needs the same IP address – perhaps if you have a business or run a website through a VPN connection.

Shared IPs assigned dynamically by VPN servers have some shortcomings. One of these is that they limit access to IP-restricted networks; another is the “bad neighbour” effect, where misuse of the IP address by one use is reflected across all sharers. CyberGhost VPN CTO Timo Beyel said in a statement:

“Through our Zero-Knowledge System and the use of individual authorization tokens, users can now request and use a Dedicated IP address without revealing any information about themselves. This sets a new standard in the VPN industry and challenges the status quo.”

While CyberGhost VPN emphasises that there is no difference in the level of privacy between its dynamic and static IP addresses, it’s a smart feature to add. CyberGhost VPN will have no record of your static IP address thanks to a one-off token system that must be retained by the static IP address owner – without it, there is no further access to the address.

The dedicated IP address is available as an add-on on new and existing accounts, with a straightforward, two-step process to set it up.

CyberGhost VPN’s servers in the US, Germany, France, UK, and Canada are equipped to handle static IP address accounts. Shared IP address access remains a feature of CyberGhost VPN alongside dedicated IPs.

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