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What Is VPN Encryption?

Have you ever sent a secret message to someone using a code word or signal to be discreet? In theory, that’s exactly what CyberGhost VPN does when you hide behind us.

VPN encryption converts your data from easily understood plain text to complicated ciphertext. That renders it incomprehensible to outside eyes. If a cybercriminal wanted to steal your data, they’d have to decipher it first.

In layman’s terms: CyberGhost VPN turns your data into a jumbled mess of symbols that nobody–and we mean nobody–can decode without a key. We only give you the key to decipher that code, so no one else can crack that encryption.

We use sophisticated, military-grade encryption to protect your information, identity, and online activity.

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AES-256 Encryption Explained

CyberGhost VPN safeguards your data with the most effective encryption known to man. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption is so watertight, the world’s best supercomputers would take millions of years to crack the code.

AES 256-bit encryption obliterates your plaintext multiple times to make it unrecognizable. Let’s imagine your data is a completed 1000-piece puzzle. This is what AES 256-bit does to it:

  • Deconstructs the puzzle
  • Collects the pieces and places them into separate locked containers
  • Hides the containers
  • Replaces the containers with decoys containing fake puzzle pieces.
  • Scrambles the decoys

Cuts the fake pieces in half, paints them a different color, and places them in double the number of new decoy containers

Scrambles those decoys again

All that, repeated 14 times! If an unauthorized person attempted to build your puzzle from the decoys, they wouldn’t stand a chance.

CyberGhost VPN guarantees your privacy and anonymity with a single click. Here’s how VPN encryption works after you activate CyberGhost VPN:

  1. Your device runs everything through our software first.
  1. We receive your request–for example, a Google search–and automatically establish an encrypted tunnel between your device and our servers.
  1. Our servers send your request directly to the website you want to access. It is only decrypted once it reaches its destination.
  1. The website fulfills your request. In this example, it’ll bring up search results.
  1. The website returns your request directly to our servers.
  1. Our servers encrypt the returned data before forwarding it to your VPN.
  1. CyberGhost VPN decrypts the request and sends it straight to your device.

Throughout this whole process, your requests never travel through unsolicited, public, or vulnerable channels. That’s how we ensure your protection in every step. The cherry on top–we operate under a strict No Logs policy. We never read, monitor, collect, or share anything you send to us.

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How Does Encryption Work?

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Why Should You Encrypt Your Data?

Cybercriminals can use your information for many misdeeds, including fraud, blackmail, identity theft, and scams, among others. If you don’t guard your data or hide your activity, these cybercriminals get easy access to it.

Encryption is the best way to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands. Since most of our communications are digital, VPNs aren’t a luxury anymore–they’re a necessity. Your identity is at stake without one.

CyberGhost VPN boosts your safety and protects your anonymity. That way, you can live online freely and without fear.

Highest Level Security with VPN Protocols

We use different encryption protocols to guard your data meticulously. VPN protocols are rules that dictate how the connection between our client and servers happens. You can select different protocols based on your needs. Some protocols offer better speeds, but we would never make you pick a speedy protocol that compromises your security!

Let’s take a look at 3 of the best CyberGhost VPN protocols.

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1. IKEv2

Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) is widely considered the most stable protocol of all. It’s fast, secure, and consistent, making it easy for users to switch between networks without losing their VPN connection. IKEv2 is the weapon of choice for mobile devices, especially iOS.

  • Use it for seamless streaming and communications!

2. OpenVPN

OpenVPN is the most popular and secure protocol of them all. It’s an open-source protocol that you can mold to your exact needs. You do need some tech knowledge to set it up, but it’s ultimately an invaluable security tool.

  • Use OpenVPN to safeguard your information, like while banking online or using public Wi-Fi networks.

3. WireGuard®

The new kid on the block, WireGuard®, came in guns-a-blazing and outshined both IKEv2 and OpenVPN in performance. WireGuard® uses first-class cryptography, is lightning-fast and user-friendly. It’s your protocol of choice wherever you need speed.

  • Use it for data-heavy downloads, video games, and streaming.


Yes, absolutely all VPN apps offer data encryption. The standards may vary from one provider to another, but the encryption element will always be present. If you're not looking to cut corners when it comes to your data privacy, CyberGhost VPN uses best-in-class encryption as well as leading security features along with a No Log policy to protect your data.

AES or Advanced Encryption Standard is the top-of-the-line algorithm used to protect your data. In fact, it is so good that even government agencies and banks use it to look after their sensitive information. The algorithm employs 128-bit, 192-bit, and 256-bit keys - with the latter being the most difficult to crack. CyberGhost VPN cuts no corners when it comes to protecting our users' information, which is why we use state-of-the-art 256-bit AES encryption.

CyberGhost VPN supports four different VPN protocols - L2TP/IPSEC, WireGuard®, IKEv2, and OpenVPN. Users can switch between these protocols depending on their needs from the Smart Rules tab inside the app.

VPN encryption is what makes protecting your sensitive information possible - making it a crucial feature of a virtual private network.

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