Exclusive Personal VPN Deal Arranged for MediaBistro’s AvantGuild Members


Most creative types — writers, editors, artists, new media execs — love mediabistro.com for its wealth of innovative ideas, networking events, and professional services.

But some of mediabistro’s biggest fans are also hackers’ favorite targets: professionals who often get work done in coffee shops or at similar locations that provide wireless hotspots.

While the days of being tied to a cubicle are gone for many, that professional freedom and flexibility comes at a price. Most big companies offer their employees a corporate-sponsored virtual private network (VPN) to keep their proprietary data secure from hackers. But where does that leave the rest of the creative workforce, solo practitioners, and freelancers?

That’s why Private WiFi is so excited to team with mediabistro for an exclusive deal on personal VPN security.  This new deal is exclusively offered through mediabistro’s AvantGuild program, a premium membership service that provides its members with career-focused resources, information, and discounts.

The Private WiFi and mediabistro teams have arranged for AvantGuild members to have access to a free three-day trial and a 50% discount off a six-month subscription.

It’s a benefit for those who are already hesitant to work without a VPN as well as those who are just beginning to learn about the dangers.

VPN Software Bigger Than Antivirus, Firewalls

Think about it this way: if a virus infects your computer, or if you don’t use a firewall and someone accesses your files, it can be a headache to fix, and may cost some time and perhaps a little money to fix the problem.

But if a hacker steals your identity because you’re not using a VPN when accessing a public wifi network, it could easily cost thousands of dollars and years of effort to restore and safeguard your identity.

Even the Wi-Fi Alliance and The New York Times have endorsed VPN technology when transmitting sensitive data over public WiFi networks.


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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.