Windows only: Free application Comodo EasyVPN creates a virtual private network between your computers for a hassle-free, secure private network. That means you can access, for example, your home computer from work as though you're on the same network.
Comodo EasyVPN, like previously mentioned VPN app Hamachi, is simple to set up. Just install the application, register for an account and then log in. Once you've got the app running on a couple of computers, you can easily (and securely) access your one computer from the other.
As we mentioned in our guide to Hamachi, a VPN comes in handy when:
- You're on the road with your laptop and want secure access to your PC's files.
- Your office computer is behind a restrictive firewall that doesn't let you reach it from the internet.
- You want to add encryption to insecure network protocols like VNC.
- You want to set up a shared folder of files for friends and family to access.
We showed you how to set up secure VNC with Hamachi, and the same basic steps would apply with Comodo EasyVPN. So is EasyVPN better than Hamachi? Not necessarily, but since LogMeIn bought Hamachi, it's only free for non-commercial use. If you want or need to use a VPN for work purposes and don't have the extra budget, Comodo EasyVPN will do the job nicely. Apart from the basics, EasyVPN comes with a built-in, secure chat tool.
Comodo EasyVPN is a free download, works with Windows XP and above with support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.