Without a VPN, data packets sent to your devices can be sniffed out and read by a passerby (“man-in-the-middle” attack) or captured from the router itself. This captured data can be more than that embarrassing message content. These packets of data also tell where you are and give out details about your device.
But with Avira Phantom VPN, your data packets are placed in a secure and encrypted envelope – something like certified mail. For this reason, VPNs are mandatory components in most corporate laptops used for travelling and remote office log-ins.