About tunnel mode


What is tunnel mode?

Once tunnel mode is turned on, the WebShuttle creates a secure encrypted tunnel between the client and the tunnel node. In tunnel mode, a user’s HTTP request is forwarded from the tunnel node to the target site via an encrypted tunnel. User data is encrypted during transmission in the tunnel to ensure privacy and data security.

Why we need a tunnel model?

  1. Tunneling mode helps us to hide our real IP addresses and prevent them from being tracked, thus enabling truly anonymous access.

  2. The transmission of data in the tunnel is encrypted, which effectively prevents data from being hijacked, tampered with and listened to during transmission.

  3. We provide multiple tunnel nodes located around the world that can help you break through regionally restricted network requests.

What are the application scenarios of tunnel mode?

  1. I want to access some web services by being anonymous and don’t want to expose the real IP address.

  2. My network environment is potentially risky and I want to keep my data safe. For example, when you use wifi in public places to access the Internet, you may be at risk of network hijacking, theft of personal information and data tampering.

  3. For some reason some network resources are restricted from access in my area, and encrypted tunnels can help you break the blockade.

  4. I would like to access some network resources abroad, but these network resources are only available to users in the local area. At this point we can choose the appropriate tunnel node to break the limit.

  5. When I access some network resources I find the speed very slow, by selecting some tunnel nodes may have a network acceleration effect.

What’s the difference between tunnel mode and VPN?

The VPN works at the bottom of the operating system and takes effect for all applications of the operating system, in other words all network traffic is connected through the VPN. Tunneling mode works at the application level only for one application, WebShuttle, and has no effect on other applications. So if you’re more concerned about your privacy and just want to get some information through your browser, there’s no doubt that tunnel mode is the better option.